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Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site

The boyhood home of Charles A. Lindbergh is the setting for hands-on programs exploring his impact on world history and his relevance today.Choose up to three of the following programs to create a two-hour experience for $6 per student. 

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies. Many also support science and math standards.

Field Trip Options

Charles A. Lindbergh Documentary

In this 23-minute documentary film, your students will learn about the flawed hero Charles A. Lindbergh. The film covers Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight, his contributions to science, role in the isolationist movement leading up to WWII and the early environmental movement, and the kidnapping of his son.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student

Under the Lone Eagle's Wing

Children learn about Charles Lindbergh's historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1927, using a mock cockpit with a flight simulator. Learn about the airplane Lindbergh helped design, the route of the trip, Lindbergh's experiences, the result of the flight and its relevance to today's aviation.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 Cost: $6 per student

Same or Different

Learn about Lindbergh's world in the 1910s and the differences between events, places and objects of the time, and those of today. Students can handle many items to gain a tangible sense of history as they collaboratively make connections between past and present.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3 Cost: $6 per student

A Boy's Life

Learn about what it was like to be a young boy who had to run a farming operation during the First World War, as Lindbergh did. Using hands-on activities and stories from his life, students experience the chores and responsibilities Lindbergh had as a young boy. 

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student

Dead Reckoning

Learn about Charles Lindbergh's famous trans-Atlantic flight and the navigation method he used to fly from New York to Paris. Topics include flight preparations; the airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis; and how to use "dead reckoning" navigation, using time, coordinates and instruments. Using the flight simulator, students can experience the challenges of this record-breaking flight.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student

WPA History Lab

Children learn how to conduct primary research using documents from the 1930s to find out about the Works Progress Administration's role in creating Lindbergh State Park and restoring Charles Lindbergh's boyhood home during the Great Depression.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Cost: $6 per student