Amelia Earhart’s life was an interesting one. From being the daughter of a busy father that had drinking issues, to being taught by one of the best to fly an airplane. She trained in the medical field but continued to follow her dream of flying working odd jobs along the way to support herself. With the rise of Amelia’s popularity and her being an inspiration to woman all around the world. Finally, attempting to fly around the world and mysteriously disappearing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
As a young child, Amelia always wanted to follow her life-long dream. She was determined and did not ever give up, even when she was in her darkest times. Amelia Earhart became so well-known, loved and respected by the public. Her fans were so supportive of her through her whole journey. The public believed in her. After Amelia’s parents separated, she had a decision to make, would she let this situation stop her in what she wanted to fulfill, or would she use this to her advantage. At such a young age, Amelia was faced with many, many decisions to make and if she had let the separation of her parents defeat her, her future might have turned out differently.
First, Amelia Earhart was an incredibly motivated woman. From the very first moment she saw someone fly a plane, she knew she had to learn to do it. At first, it was difficult for her to find a teacher because nobody was willing to teach a woman or the teacher charged too much for the lessons but Amelia never gave up looking. Eventually she found another woman flyer, Neta, who was willing to teach her, but charged a dollar a minute. Amelia, who came from a struggling family, didn’t have that much money. She asked Neta if she could pay monthly instead and Neta agreed. During Amelia’s first lesson, her teacher said she flew better than any other
Even at the start of this captivating life, Amelia Earhart was unlike anyone else. In the early 1900s in her hometown of Atchison, Kansas, she was the talk of the town. “While the social standards of the time held that young girls should behave in a genteel and ladylike fashion, young Amelia was interested in adventure… [she] was willing to try even those games adults considered only for boys” (“Childhood Story of Amelia Earhart”). She was known as a cave explorer, a horse rider, a bug collector, and a football and baseball player at a young age (Stone 11-13). As a child, Earhart already knew she was different from the others and stood out from everyone else with her play clothes that “shocked all the little nice girls” (Stone 12). She earned the position of being a bouncy tomboy through the wild games and unladylike activities she involved herself in, including games she called “big game hunter” (Stone 11), “cowboys and in...
In December of 1920, Amelia’s life will be changed forever. Her father, Edwin Earhart, arranged for her to go on her very first plane ride with a pilot named Frank Hawks. In her book The Fun of It, Amelia wrote, “As soon as we left the ground, I knew I myself had to fly… ‘I think I’d like to learn to fly,’ I told the family casually that evening, knowing full well I’d die if I didn’t” (Family of Amelia Earhart 1).
By Bradley Upton
Nelson Mandela was born in a village called Mvezo, Transkei in the 19th July 1918. He was apart of the Madiba clan. Nelson grew up listening to stories of his ancestors and how they survived in hard times. This is what inspired him and gave him the dream to one day achieve great things. Nelson was an inspiration to a lot of people, and who fought for civil rights.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. Earhart’s mother named her after her two grandmothers according to family customs. Earhart had a younger sister, Grace Muriel. When she was young, Earhart’s mother did not believe in shaping her children into “feminine little girls.” Although Earhart’s grandmother did not approve of the action, Earhart still enjoyed her freedom. She was aware that none of the other girls in her neighborhood was like
Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897, since she was a little girl she was always a hard worker and determined to stand out and be different from everyone. Her mother’s name was Amy Earhart, her father’s name was Edwin Earhart, and she had a sister named Grace Earhart. Amelia’s family was different from many other people’s family back then. Amelia and Amy liked to play ball, go fishing, and play outside looking for new adventures, other family’s would rather stay inside and play with toys and not get messy or spend time outside. Amelia’s parents always knew she was different from all the other kids, she always got made fun of in school, and she had a lot more determination
While many people see Amelia Earhart as just another conspiracy theory, she was truly someone who helped push for woman’s rights as well as the development of airplanes and air flight. Even as a child, Earhart often went against what was expected of her. For example, growing up she had a fascination with horses however her grandmother was against it. Instead of going against her grandmother’s wishes or accepting it, Earhart became friend with the daughters of a butcher who “when business was slow… allowed his girls and Earhart to unhitch the two horses from the traces and ride” (Butler 33). Due to this behavior, it is not surprising that Earhart became so interested in flying, something not even men had master, nonetheless woman in that time.
The third activity I thought about was a reader’s theater for the book. I would split my students into groups and assign each group a certain part of the book and have them recreate for the class their section. You could even tie in the music activity into this section as well by having them sing the song (or another group) in their section.