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
RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS
- Women in science
- Women’s history
- Character education
- Illinois ELA, Social
Science and Science Learning
- Amelia went to Hyde Park
High School in Chicago and is a local heroine!
*October - National Book Month
*October 20-26 - National CHARACTER
*November – Aviation History
*November - Inspirational Role Models
*November 11-15 - American Education
*December 17 - Wright Brothers flew
their first plane
*January – Reaching Your
*February - Youth Leadership Month
*March - Women's History Month
*March – Expanding Girls’
Horizons in Science and Math Month
*April – School Library Month
*April – National Volunteer Month
*April 7-13 - National Volunteer Week
*April 19-25 – National Library Week
*May – Young Achievers/Leaders of Tomorrow Month
*May 20 - Amelia's solo flight across the Atlantic
Craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, key ideas and
*Writing: Text types and purposes – historical, biographies, dramas,
*Speaking and listening: Hearing a speaker/reporting on a topic using
*Research to build on knowledge
--ILLINOIS SOCIAL SCIENCE STANDARDS
*America history - past and present/how and why perspectives differed, how
individuals shape change
*National celebration months and the heroines honored
*How personal choices and attitudes affect others, perseverance, empathy
--NEW ILLINOIS SCIENCE STANDARDS
*History of aviation
*Interdependence of science, engineering and technology and their influence
*Asking questions/developing new ideas to solve a problem
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-- First Grade Teacher, Clarke School, Swampscott
"Great messages -
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-- Second Grade Teacher, Groveland
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