Zeezok Publishing's 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-six weeks these American pilots risked life and limb for France over a year before the United States joined the Allies.
This 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! Movie Summary: Flyboys soars to new cinematic heights with spectacular special effects and thrilling edge-of-your-seat aerial dogfights. Inspired by the true story of the legendary Lafayette Escadrille this action-packed epic tells the tale of Americas first fighter pilots. These courageous young men distinguish themselves in a manner that none before them had dared becoming true heroes who experience triumph tragedy love and loss amid the chaos of World War I. Hang on for the ride of your life!
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 district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use. (Movie sold separately.)
This Z-Guide is based on the movie Flyboys (2006). You can view a trailer for the movie below.