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The Glorious Flight

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Louis Bleriot's arrival in Dover after his flight across the English Channel from France to England

The Glorious Flight by Alice and Martin Provensen

A biography of the man whose fascination with flying machines produced the Bleriot XI, which in 1909 became the first heavier-than-air machine to fly the English Channel.

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✒️ Author & illustrator

Author: Alice and Martin Provensen

Website for Alice and Martin Provensen

Other books by Alice and Martin Provensen

The author is also the illustrator.

📖 Topics from the book:

Visit each topic page for downloads, lessons, etc. specific to that topic.

📂 Units, Activities, and Resources for The Glorious Flight

Blog, She Wrote: Rowing The Glorious Flight

Airplane Paper Toy Printable

Bi-Plane Printable
from Crayola

Glorious Flight - Lapbook

The Glorious Flight lapbook

Flight Lesson Plans/Flight Thematic Units
The Teacher's Guide offers Free Worksheets, SMARTboard templates, and lesson plans for teachers.

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel With Louis Blériot
An art, science, history, and language arts lesson plan for students grades Pre K-K, and 1-2.

Why are we featuring this book?

The Glorious Flight is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for The Glorious Flight. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.

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