Zeezok Publishing's Elementary Z-Guide to Flyboys is a great way to incorporate media into your study of the Great War (World War I).
Parental Warning: Movie contains adult themes.
Join Cassidy Rawlings and the other pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille in their highly-maneuverable aircraft as they battle the German knights of the air high above the French countryside. Aside from the occasional chivalrous act this war among the clouds was every bit as brutal as the conflict on the ground. With an average life expectancy of three to six weeks these American pilots risked life and limb for France over a year before the United States joined the Allies.
This Z-Guide contains a topic overview movie synopsis and ten learning activities. Discover more about the Lafayette Escadrille pilots their Nieuport 17 aircraft and the awe-inspiring German zeppelins. Design an insignia for your Nieuport plane or complete a crossword puzzle. Go behind the scenes with The Filmmakers Art activity and get the family involved with the For Family Discussion questions. A brief bibliography lists suggested resources for additional reading or learning activities. Do you have the courage to be a World War I pilot? Sortie with the pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille in Flyboys and find out!
Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use.
This Z-Guide is based on the movie Flyboys (2006). You can view a trailer for the movie below.