Search form

April 2007

Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Webs-eye view of U.S. locations important in aviation history.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

This site from the National Register of Historical Places offers visitors a virtual travel itinerary of American aviation history including information, photographs, movie clips, and maps.
This well designed site offers a bottom navigation bar for easily moving around. A non-flash version of the site, as well as a printer friendly version of the site, are available. Macromedia Flash Player, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, or Real Player are needed and can be downloaded from the main page.

This site is a great resource for families planning vacations to some of the United States historic places, as well as for teachers and students teaching and learning about the history of aviation. A set of six contextual essays provide the historic background for the places included in the itinerary. The essays include such topics as the Wright Brothers, aviation pioneers, air power and space. More than one hundred featured sites are listed chronologically within themes corresponding to the essays. Featured sites can also be accessed by the interactive map which lists the sites by state. Each highlighted site features a brief description of the places historic significance, color photographs and video clips. Included is a list of links to regional and local Web sites that provide visitors with further information regarding cultural events and special activities.


Education World®
Copyright © 2007 Education World