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Celebrating Amelia Earhart ~ A Unit Study

July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day. A Kansas-born female who was interested in women’s rights, Amelia kept a scrapbook of women who were successful in male-dominated fields, and she would later go on to become one of these women herself.

Celebrating Amelia Earhart - A Unit Study from Hip Homeschool Moms

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart was a female pilot born on July 24th, 1897. A pioneering aviator and inspirational figure, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932 and set many other records throughout her career.

One of Amelia’s ambitions was to fly around the world. The first attempt in March 1937 ended prematurely when her plane crashed on takeoff in Hawaii.

A second attempt began two months later, now following a west-to-east direction. On July 2, 1937, during the hardest leg, a 2,556-mile segment from New Guinea to a tiny speck in the mid-Pacific called Howland Island, Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared.

The United States government spend $4 million looking for Earhart, which made it the most costly and intensive air and sea search in history at that time.

You can learn more about her life and flights by using this interactive timeline of her life and by reading some of these books:

Who Was Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

I Am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World)

Amelia Earhart: Young Aviator (Childhood of Famous Americans)

Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator 

You can also visit the official website for tons of information, photos, videos and more.

Watch the Movie – Amelia

This movie is a look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. {Note: This movie is rated PG but as with any book, sites, or materials, please be sure to screen for your family to decide if it is the right fit for you.}

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Heidi lives in upstate New York where the winters are long & cold, but where she truly appreciates the lack of extreme weather such as tsunamis and hurricanes! Her house is filled up with her loving husband of 17 years, 3 busy children, & 2 dogs (Muffin & Oscar). Homeschooling started out as a trial run with a child beginning 2nd grade, & almost 9 years later has become a lifestyle which brings great joy. You can often find her behind her camera, or working something out in Photoshop. With 3 children homeschooling multiple ages is the norm in their house. You can find her writing at on her own blog, Starts At Eight where she often focuses on homeschooling high school, elementary unit studies, and books/reading.

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