Each month, I’ll spotlight a book-based educational activity teachers and homeschooling parents can use with their students. These activities are pulled from the educators’ guides developed for my books by author and former educator Marcie Colleen. You can download the complete WOOD, WIRE, WINGS educator’s guide here.
Piloting Lilian’s Plane ~ creative story
Imagine that you have been chosen to pilot Lilian Todd’s airplane as she observed and took notes. Write about your experience.
- Who are you? Where do you live?
- How were you chosen to be the pilot? What experience do you already havewith flight?
- What was it like when you saw the airplane for the first time?
- Once aboard, how did you feel? Were you nervous?
- How did Lilian react? What did she say to you before and after the flight?
- What was the best part? Would you pilot a plane again? Is there anything youwould do differently? Research photographs from 1910 to aid students in placing themselves in the time period. Photographs can be found through the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum website and the Library of Congress. Have students share their stories of piloting the airplane with the class.