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Kites Theme Page

This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Kites. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our 20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes

A lesson plan with "complete time tested instructions to get 20 kids making their own kites and flying them in 20 minutes."

Charlie Charlton's Kite Site
Kite plans, a collection of kite badges, pictures of kites, and links to other sites.

History of Kites
Together, these three sites will give you fairly good coverage of the history of kites.

This site has organized information about kiting and kite building with kids into three sections: FAQs (general info, safety information); Fun Fest (activities and events for kids at festivals and kite flys); Projects (links to kite plans that are suitable for kids at home or school). They also have a feature article on kite safety.

Kite Flier's Site
A meta-list on kite flying. Here are three links from this site that contain educational resources for teachers and students.

Kites for Kids Only
Specially designed for kids, this site has ideas, plans, and tips.

Peter's Kite Site
A wide-ranging site with *extensive * sections of the site dedicated to kite pictures, flying basics and tricks, kite plans, and links (pointers) to other sites. See also the "FAK" section (has FAQs) and the "terminology" page (has a glossary) for less detailed but still valuable information. Some pages provide links to external resources while other pages contain information written by the author.

Soar into Spring with Kites
This Education World lesson plan uses the theme of flying kites within a variety of subject areas. Included as well are a large number of links to other web kite sites, for example on kite history, kite safety, and kite projects.

[The] Virtual Kite Zoo
Philip Le Riche provides the equivalent to a "kite zoo" with live exhibits (pictures of kite specimens), building plans and useful, relational, anecdotal or historical snippets on the exhibits. Check out the section "Kites in the Classroom" for links to web sites with kite-based lesson plans and activities as well as ideas and suggestions for how kites can be integrated into the curriculum.

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