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The Animated Story Of The Wright Brothers Video On Interactive DVD

By: Animated Hero Classics | Richard Rich

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Teach persistence, passion,ambition and many other positive traits through the Nest Learning DVD on the life of The Wright Brothers. This is the thrilling story of two American bicycle repairmen that ignored all those who said it couldn’t be done and risked everything, including their very lives, to become the first to manage powered flight. Return to the days of the Wright Brothers and see how their perseverance changed our world. 

Learn the thrilling story of these two brothers who risked everything—including their very lives—to become the first men tomanage powered flight!

Excellent for developing homeschool curriculum and a great teaching resource for the month of August. (August 19 is National Aviation Day).

Each Interactive Wright Brothers DVD features:
    All features offered in English and Spanish 
    English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog 
    Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz 

Bonus Offer - Each Wright Brothers DVD includes a Free Instant Download of our 48 Page Activity and Coloring book

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2. Stephanie on 4/3/2012, said:

I just love NEST dvd's! We have a good sized collection already, but I hope to get more soon. These dvd's actually keep my children's attention and teach them at the same time. They are so well done, beautiful animations.
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3. Anonymous User on 7/20/2007, said:

My second grade classroom had the opportunity to view a DVD in the series of NestFamily's Animated Hero Classics. The DVDs was about Orville and Wilbur Wright and their discovery of flight. As an educator, the information in the DVD directly related to the content standards given by the state. Below are a list of the standards that were met by the information in the DVD: History - How science and technology have changed the daily lives of people and compare forms of communication and transportation in the past and the present. Recognize the importance of individual action and character and explain how they have made a difference in others' lives. People in Societies - Describe the contributions of significant individuals to the cultural heritage in the United States. Economics - Explain why people in different parts of the world earn a living in a variety of ways. Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities - Demonstrate skills and explain the benefits of cooperation when working in-group settings managing conflict peacefully, respecting others, display courtesy). Social Studies Skills and Methods -Obtaining information from visual and print resources. Distinguish the difference between fact and fiction in visual materials. Communicate information in writing. The Activity book that corresponded with the DVD was not presented formally in the classroom. However, skill appropriate activities were chosen and made into a morning activity packet that the children could work on when they finished their other work. The students seemed to enjoy and apply their knowledge in the activities within the packet. The DVD series and corresponding activity books of Animated Hero Classics would be a helpful reinforcement when teaching the students the curriculum in Social Studies. The DVDs were very animated which captured the students' attention and excitement. I hope that the series becomes a resource available within our school.
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"For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man.”
– Wilbur Wright

The Wright Brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871-January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867-May 30, 1912), are credited with making the first controlled, powered human flight on December 17, 1903.

Learn the thrilling story of these two brothers who risked everything—including their very lives—to become the first men to manage powered flight!

Little-Known Facts:

  • Neither Orville or Wilbur married
  • Both brothers received high school educations but did not receive diplomas
  • Their father traveled often as a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and one day brought home a toy "helicopter" for his two younger sons. Wilbur and Orville played with it until it broke, then built their own. In later years, they pointed to their experience with the toy as the initial spark of their interest in flying

Main Characters:
Orville and Wilbur Wright; their father, Bishop Milton Wright; Henri Farman; Santos-Dumont; Octave Chanute; Dan Tate

Overall Theme:
Two bicycle repairmen embark on their dream to fly.  With no formal training as either scientists or engineers, they study Lilienthal’s diagrams for his glider and learn from experience the keys to controlled flight.


These two American bicycle repairmen were often toldthat man was not meant to fly, but both Orville and Wilbur refused tobelieve the naysayers. Instead, they gained the mechanical skillsnecessary by working in their shop with printing presses, bicycles,motors, and other machinery. (Their work with bicycles in particularinfluenced their belief that a flying machine could, in fact, becontrolled and manipulated with practice).

As young boys, Wilbur and Orville Wright are full of ideas, enthusiasm and dreams.  Above their bicycle repair shop they discover how birds are able to balance by tilting their wings – wing warping.  They want to make a glider to do the same thing, and their father encourages them. To make their dream a reality.

After writing to the “center of knowledge for flight’” Octave Chanute, they learn the best place to glide is Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.   They tell Chanute about wing warping and make him promise not to tell anyone until they can perfect it.

Their first attempts are unsuccessful, however, as they realize that Lilienthal’s figures were incorrect.    Wilbur and Orville begin experimenting with the figures.  Meanwhile, others are beginning to take flight, but only in the beginning stages.

Wilbur and Orville finally have a successful flight.  All they need to do is add an engine.  Chanute lets the wing-warping idea slip when he is challenged, but the Wright brothers are not worried – the rest of the world doesn’t know how it works.

After a 59 second flight, Wilbur and Orville accept the challenge of Santos-Durmont, the French flyer, to show the world they can fly in France.  On August 8, 1908, the Wright brothers become the first in the world to demonstrate the power of controlled flight.

In a time when many scientists were tackling the question of flight, the Wright brothers were able to seize the opportunity to chase after their dream.  Who would have thought that bicycle repairmen would possess the knowledge of aviation? 

Wilbur and Orville could have easily given up after several unsuccessful attempts; their determination kept them going.  With Orville’s ideas and Wilbur’s judgments, they completed the project they had started.  Through
perseverance and accomplishment, the Wright brothers became historical figures in aviation.


"The Wright Brothers (AnimatedHero Classics) video, This animated video shows how the brothers builttheir first airplane. Background piano music of the era complements thenarration. Actual film of the plane in flight is a delightful bonus."School Library Journal

BONUS Resource & Activity Books
Each interactive DVD includes a 48-page Resource & Activity Book full of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! The special “Certificate of Achievement” located in the back of the book serves as an excellent award your child can display after completing the activities.

Principles and Values Taught in This Video
Persistence, Work, Inventiveness, Faith, and Ambition
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