Amelia Earhart Day

by National Hall of Fame Teacher Alan Haskvitz

On July 24th the country is celebrating the achievements of Amelia Earhart. This teachable moment can result is some excellent lessons that can be integrated across the curriculum.

How to use teachable moments

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/teachable-moments.html

Here are some sites that have quality resources. I might recommend to older students a comparison of Earhart and teacher astronaut Christa McAuliffe.

Biography of Amelia

http://www.ellensplace.net/eae_intr.html

Biography of Christa

http://www.framingham.com/history/profiles/christa.htm

Official site for Earhart

http://www.ameliaearhart.com/

Review of Earhart’s accomplishments

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1658.html

Women in Flight Using Music

Sophisticated lesson with resources needed. Good ideas.

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3897

Other women in flight

http://www.ninety-nines.org/index.cfm/women_in_aviation_history.htm

Women in Flight

Great historical information about flight.

http://www.uh.edu/engines/womfly.htm

Scholastic Lesson Plans

http://teacher.scholastic.com/earhart/

Women in Science

Huge biography list including interactive challenge.

http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/

Wright Brothers and aviation links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/wright_bros.html

Transportation Links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/transportation.html

Space Links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/challenger.html

Women in history

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/womens_history.html

And

http://www.reacheverychild.com/history/womans/index.html

Videos

Video about Earhart Video

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3116

Aviation History Video

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=13210

Wright Brothers Videos

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3410

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3411

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3413

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3415

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3416

And

http://www.watchknow.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=3424

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