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
- Character education
- Aviation and transportation
- Science, social studies and
- 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.
†SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES:
- National Book Month
†*October 19-25 - National CHARACTER
†*November 17-21 - American Education
†*November - Inspirational Role Models
†*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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Students were completely enthralled!"
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