In the NewsFor all their hard work, there were still some newspapers at the time that did not run stories about the Wright Brothers because they decided they were too unbelievable.
Activities:1. Copy, from The News-Journal, headlines about events or achievements that are unbelievable. Then create several headlines about imaginary astounding events. Play a game with friends or family and see if they can determine the real and imaginary headlines.
2. France was in the news during the early development of the airplane and it is often in the news today. Make a collection of news stories and features that mention France. If possible go to nieworld.com and, in the upper right hand corner, click on International Newspapers. Then select Europe and France. See what you can learn about France from the print and online editions.
3. Study the Letters to the Editor on the Ideas page in The News-Journal and make a list of topics or types of coverage for which the newspaper is commended and criticized. Organize the information into a graph and discuss your findings and feelings with friends or family.
4. Select one edition of The News-Journal and count the number of news stories provided by the news services mentioned above. Create a chart to show your findings and share it with classmates or family members.
5. Often when photographs are not available, newspapers will have an artist illustrate a story. Study some of the illustrations in The News-Journal, and then draw a picture to show some of the facts or actions in this chapter. Send your creation to email@example.com for possible publication on the web.
6. The Wright Brothers are considered by many to be heroes. Begin a scrapbook of newspaper articles about people in the news whom you admire. Draw a picture of, or write a story about, one of your favorites and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible publication. (Be sure to save your scrapbook to share with your children when you grow up.)
Articles:Anticipation builds for December´s Centennial of Flight -- Winds gusted to 27 mph and temperatures were in the 30s the morning the Wright brothers´ dream finally took flight. It was Dec. 17, 1903. Orville and Wilbur Wright had promised their sister, Kate, they´d be home for Christmas. So they braved the freezing temperatures of North Carolina´s Outer Banks and brought out their homemade airplane.
ERAU trains on the edge -- When Orville and Wilbur Wright launched their Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, N.C., 100 years ago today, they were on the cutting edge of aviation technology. That´s a familiar feeling for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students Jennette VanWagoner and John Pottage.
Serial Story: UP IN THE AIR -- The 18-part serial story ran in the Daytona Beach News-Journal each Monday from January 13 through May 19 (except for April 14). Text and illustrations for the serial copyright © 2003 by Brian Floca. Sponsored in part by Inventing Flight, Dayton, Ohio. Reprinted by permission of Breakfast Serials, Inc. www.breakfastserials.com.