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Flight Finally Finished!

Obviously, I am ridiculously behind in blog posts, so I am posting LOTS to get caught up.   I should’ve posted these pictures of Elijah’s Flight Journal three weeks ago, but better late than never.  

Before I post pictures, I am going to try to answer questions you might have.

1.  What did we use as our spine for this study?
Amanda Bennett’s unit & FIAR’s unit- The Glorious Flight

As for additional resources, I am not going to give you a list of books we read.  It would be ridiculously long, and most of the suggestions were found right in the Amanda Bennett unit study.  

2.  How long did you spend on this unit? 
About four weeks.  We didn’t get through the entire Amanada Bennett unit.  We can always pick back up where we left off OR do the unit again when the boys are older.   We were ready to move on to a new topic.   

3.  Where did you get the notebook printables?
I made most, found a few online, and one was a printable from a Scholastic book (Amelia Earhart mini book).  I will be sharing them at Homeschool Share soon.  I’m not sure if I will go ahead and make printables for the entire flight unit study (since we only did 2/3 of it).  I might.  I might add a few generic minit books…who knows.   

4.  This isn’t a question, but...
We have had so much fun with this unit.  If you have a student interested in flying things, give this one a go!   Here is a list of some of the fun we’ve had with this unit.

~Hot Air Balloon Project
~Constructing a Model of a Biplane (and making paper airplanes, too!)
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Orville Wright Birthplace & Museum Field Trip
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Fly-in Cruise-in (at our local airport) 
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Toured an Airport (free!)
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Visited National Museum of the US Air Force  (free admission!)


Here are the pictures of Elijah’s Flight Journal.  A few printables are from around the web; the links were given in the unit study.

Pages 1-2 (Icarus, Leonardo, Hot Air Balloons)

I think this is the first time that I didn’t write in any of the minit books for Elijah. He put a lot of hard work into completing them! 

Pages 3-4  (gliders, four forces, and label a helicopter)

Pages 5-6 (Wright Brothers, Bessie Coleman, Harriet Quimby)

Copywork (all the ideas are included in the unit)



Words of Wisdom (each day of the unit study gives you 2-3 words of wisdom to look up)

Amelia Earhart

Elijah’s Glorious Flight Lapbook is glued to the inside back cover of this notebook.   


Here are a few more shots I want to include– Elijah & his model plane.