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Amelia Earhart
Pioneer in Aviation


Amelia Earhart.Amelia Earhart's fearless, adventuresome spirit leads to hair-raising rides down her homemade roller coaster, and she is enthralled with the wonders of the new "flying machines" during a family vacation to the Iowa State Fair.

As she matures, she is fulfilled by her work as a nurse's aide and begins to consider a career in medicine. This idea "flies out the window," however, when she pays a pilot $1.00 to take her up for a short "hop" in his plane. From then on, the science of aviation becomes her passion as flying becomes her career.

She follows her dreams with an indomitable spirit, and her story will inspire students to pursue their own budding interests, whatever they may be, and will also reinforce the importance of family, respect for others and individuality.


RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS:

  • STEM Career Day
  • Biographies
  • Women’s history
  • Character education
  • Aviation and transportation
  • Science, social studies and language arts
  • Amelia went to Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Central High School in St. Paul, and she lived and worked in Boston. Thus, she is a local heroine.

Young Amelia.SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES:

  • October - National Book Month
  • October 19-25 - National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
  • November 17-21 - American Education Week
  • November - Inspirational Role Models Month
  • December 17 - Wright Brothers flew their first plane
  • January 7 - Aviation Day
  • January 11 - Amelia Earhart Day
  • February - Youth Leadership Month
  • March - Women's History Month
  • April 12-18 - National Library Week
  • April 12-18 - National Volunteer Week
  • May 4-10 - Children's Book Week
  • May 12-16 - Reading Is Fun Week
  • May 20 - Amelia's solo flight across the Atlantic

*For specific tie-ins to your state's curriculum and learning standards, please call our office.


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-- Fifth Grade Teacher, St. Symphorosa School, Chicago

BOSTON:
"Wow! Students were completely enthralled!"
-- First Grade Teacher, Clarke School, Swampscott
"Great messages - set high standards, believe in yourself, and never give up!"
-- Third Grade Teacher, Cold Spring School, Plymouth
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--Sixth Grade Teacher, Mindess School, Ashland

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL:
"What a fantastic performance! The actress really engaged the students and brought Amelia Earhart to life! Thank you!"
-- Second Grade Teacher, Groveland School, Minnetonka
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-- Fourth Grade Teacher, Hale School, Minneapolis
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--Sixth Grade Teacher, Park Brook School, Brooklyn Park

 

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