Alberto Santos-Dumont was an early aviator who contributed to the development if lighter-than-air craft (dirigible, hot-air balloon) and heavier than air craft (airplanes). He came from a wealthy Brazilian family of coffee producers. In October 1901 his dirigible flew around the Eiffel tower. October 23, 1906, he completed the first European heavier-than-air flight – the Wright brothers first flight was December 17, 1903.
- Santos-Dumont was an early aviator. Tell the most interesting things that happened to you on any form of transport you have used.
- Santos Dumont made public appearances in parks. Tell stories from any public events or festivals you have attended.
- Persistence is one of Sophie’s characteristics. Tell about something you persisted in?
- The story begins with Santos-Dumont using his dirigible just to go shopping for a hat. Tell any adventures you had shopping; or stores of any basic chores you do at home or school.