The boyhood home of Charles A. Lindbergh is the setting for hands-on programs exploring his impact on world history and his relevance today.
Children learn about Charles Lindbergh's historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, using a mock cock-pit with a flight simulator. Learn about the airplane Lindbergh helped design, the route of the trip, Lindbergh's experiences, the result of the flight and its relevance to today's aviation.
Learn about Lindbergh's world in the year 1918 and the differences between events, places and objects of the time, and those of today. Students can handle many items to gain a tangible sense of history and see a short film showing connections between past and present.
Learn about what it was like to be a young boy who had to run a farming operation during the First World War, as Lindbergh did. Using hands-on activities and stories from his life, students experience the chores and responsibilities Lindbergh had as a young boy.
Learn about Charles Lindbergh's famous trans-Atlantic flight and the navigation method he used to fly from New York to Paris. Topics include flight preparations; the airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis; and how to use "dead reckoning" navigation, using time, coordinates and instruments. Students can even "fly" a wheeled mockup of Lindbergh's plane.
Children learn how to conduct primary research using documents from the 1930s to find out about the Works Progress Administration's role in creating Lindbergh State Park and restoring Charles Lindbergh's boyhood home during the Great Depression.
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