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Amelia Earhart
Pioneer in Aviation


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 volunteers as a nurse's aide during WWI and seriously considers becoming a doctor. This idea "flies out the window" 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.

An early STEM pioneer, Amelia follows her dreams with an indomitable spirit, and she will inspire students to believe in themselves, have empathy for others, and pursue their own gifts and talents to the fullest.


RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS

  • Women in science
  • History of aviation
  • Women’s history
  • Biographies
  • Volunteerism
  • Character education
  • Illinois Social Science Standards and ELA
  • Amelia went to Hyde Park High School in Chicago and is a local heroine!


SPECIAL CELEBRATION DATES

*October - National Book Month
*October 20-26 - National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
*November - Inspirational Role Models Month
*November 11-15 - American Education Week
*December 17 - Wright Brothers flew their first plane
*January – Reaching Your Potential Month
*January 11 - Amelia Earhart Day
*February - Youth Leadership Month
*March - Women's History Month

*March – Expanding Girls’ Horizons in Science and Math Month
*April – School Library Month/National Volunteer Month
*April 19-25 - National Library Week
*April 19-25 - National Volunteer Week
*May – Young Achievers/Leaders of Tomorrow Month
*May 20 - Amelia's solo flight across the Atlantic

COMMON CORE TIE-INS

--ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS:
*Reading: Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and details
*Writing: Text types and purposes – historical, biographies, dramas, informational
*Speaking and listening
*Research to build on knowledge
--ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Women’s history
*America history - past and present, how people shape change
*National celebration months and the heroines honored
*How personal choices and attitudes affect others, perseverance, empathy
--NEW ILLINOIS SCIENCE STANDARDS
*Women’s in science
*History of aviation
*Interdependence of science, engineering and technology and their influence on society
*Asking questions/developing new ideas to solve a problem

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CHICAGO:
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-- PTO Representative, Copeland Manor, Libertyville
"These programs never disappoint. Professional, well organized, interesting - just outstanding!"
-- 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
"Students were spellbound! Thank you!"
--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
"Riveting! Kept the attention of all students. Great history, compelling story. I have always enjoyed all the programs from this company."
-- Fourth Grade Teacher, Hale School, Minneapolis
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--Sixth Grade Teacher, Park Brook School, Brooklyn Park

 

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