Amelia Earhart

This class has four components:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slide Deck
  • Speaker Notes
  • Paricipant Handout
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    An American pioneering aviator and writer, Amelia Earhart set many flying records and helped advance women in aviation. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person ever to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. The press called her “Lady Lindy” after her first flight across the Atlantic. She was tall and slim, with short, wind-swept hair, and looked so remarkably like Charles Lindbergh that she could have been his sister. In 1937 Earhart disappeared somewhere over the Pacific although her plane wreckage was never found. During this class we will explore her life, her bravery and her contributions to women aviators.