The Wright Flight
Wilbur and Orville Wright

The Wright Brothers were both Albert Einstein in modern aviation. Wilbur [left] and Orville [right] Wright.

Website Purpose & Publisher Information

My name is Fitri Norul-Hisham, I am a 6th grader in Holman Middle School. The reason I made this website was to show other Holman 6th graders about the Wright Brothers. We have been learning about non-fiction text structures and this assignment shows our teacher, Mr. McCormack our ability of making an accurate, well-cited, and professional, non-fiction website.

The Wright family home in west Dayton was where much of the creative thinking and planning behind the world’s first airplane.

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A Successful Take-Off in Kitty Hawk!

On top of a coastal dune nearby Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright accomplished one of mankind's earliest dreams; they soared through the sky! On April 17, 1867, the first brother, Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Indiana. In addition to the Wright family, Orville, the second brother of the genius duo was born on August 19, 1871 in Dayton, Ohio. Even though neither of the brothers never went to college, they both completed spectacular achievements, for instance, the first human beings to take off successfully on a plane.

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First flight in Kitty Hawk [Wilbur inside plane] and [Orville outside watching].

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The Toy Chopper That Started It All

If it wasn't their bishop father, Milton Wright, they would never had ever found an interest in aviation. They received a toy helicopter from their father as a gift, the gift that started it all. Due to the helicopter, the brothers never got married since they were so devoted in their work. Because of their father, they would be unmarried and be prosperous on flying the first airplane for a record of 59 seconds at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Lastly, if modern aviation wasn't introduced to the brothers, they wouldn't have the fame and fortune they had. So it was all the toy chopper that started it all.

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A Summary of The Wright Life

Wright Cycle Company in Dayton, Ohio pictured above with customers in line.

On April 17, 1867 in Millville, Indiana, the first brother of the plane flying Wright brothers was born, Wilbur Wright. The second brother of the plane flying duo was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 19, 1871. They opened their bicycle shop which specialized in bicycle repair, rental, and sales in 1892 with five locations in Dayton, Ohio. With years of inventing, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December, 17 the brothers finally achieve what they both dream of, to fly! On that day, Wilbur flew a whopping 59 seconds (which was impressive back then), at 825 feet in the air. Wilbur died May 30, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio and Orville would pass away on January 30, 1948 in Dayton as well.

Sources Cited

"Wilbur and Orville Wright." Britannica School.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2014.

"Wright Brothers." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 5 Apr. 2009. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.

"Wilbur and Orville Wright." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 11 Jan. 2015.

"Wright Brothers Cycle Company." Wright's Bicycle Shop. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

"The Wright Brothers | The Wright Family Home." The Wright Brothers | The Wright Family Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2015.

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I never knew that Wilbur was the eldest of the two very interesting!

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I didn't know they owned a bike shop.

2 years ago
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Great Job on your website I loved all the facts there was so many things I learned about them. :)

2 years ago
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Thanks! @hcpsleei

2 years ago
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Well now you do! @Mancusohs

2 years ago
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Thanks Gabby! @GrTaddeo

2 years ago
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I am very impressed with all your facts:)

2 years ago
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I like how you referenced the wright brothers to Albert Einstein

2 years ago
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I like the detailed facts in the website.

2 years ago
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I like how you replaced their head with pictures of Albert Enstien! So creative!