Kite History

It’s a great idea for teachers to include some kite history with their lessons. Younger students will probably have encountered kites before, and they should be fascinated to learn not only how to build a kite, but the history behind them, too!

Kites in the Past

The first recorded use of kites was in China 2200 years ago when a general flew a kite to end a siege. Since then kites have been used in war, in peace, to celebrate birth, led to the invention of airplanes, for fishing, for decoration, communication and by children the world over for fun.

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