International Reading Association (IRA) & National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards:

  • 100 Years of Flight helps students meet the following standards Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Reading Association (IRA).
  • Students read a wide range of print and non-print texts to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world. (1)
  • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions (7).
  • Students use a variety of technological and informational resources (libraries, databases, computer networks) to gather and synthesize information in order to create and communicate knowledge (8).
  • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities (11).
  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language for learning, persuasion, and exchange of information (12).


National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS):

100 Years of Flight meets the standards of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), which promote the development of students as good citizens in a culturally diverse, interdependent world. The content and activities of this project are especially appropriate for the themes of:

  • Time, Continuity, and Change
    Students focus on how the world has changed in order to gain perspective on the present and the future.
  • Individual Development and Identity
    Students learn to ask questions such as "What influences how people learn, perceive, and grow?"
  • People, Places, and Environments
    Students utilize technological advances to connect to the world beyond their personal locations. The study of people, places, and human-environment interactions assists learners as they create their spatial views and geographic perspectives of the world.
  • Individuals, Groups, and Institutions (Students study interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions.)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (Students study relationships among science, technology and society.)


National Science Education Standards:

  • plan and conduct a simple investigation (Content Standard B)
  • develop understanding of motions and forces (Content Standard B)
  • develop understanding of science as a human endeavor (Content Standard G)
  • use data to construct a reasonable explanation (Content Standard B)
  • comunicate a problem, design, and solution (Content Standard E)
  • develop understanding of science as a human endeavor (Content Standard G)


Technology Foundation Standards for Students:

  • use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity
  • use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
  • use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
  • use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources
  • use technology tools in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world