Skip to main content
 
 

Your source for content-rich, kid-safe online resources.

 
 
  • Global rating average: 1.0 out of 5
  • 1.0
  • 1.0
  • 1.0
  • 1.0
  • 1.0

Famous People: Amelia Earhart Discuss this eTheme.

Learn about the famous American aviator – Amelia Earhart – and her legacy. Read her biography and learn about her dreams, goals, and achievements. Find out about Earhart’s cross Atlantic flights, records, and mysterious disappearance during the last flight. Learn about her plans to set a record to circle the world along the equator, rumors and theories of unsolved plane’s disappearance, and pre-war situation in the Pacific region. There are links on eThemes Resources on women’s month and two historical decades. Includes maps of Pacific Islands, the route of the last flight, photographs, audio and video files.

Grades

  • 1,
  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7,
  • 8

Links

This lesson involves students researching a hero,describing why this person is a hero, and creating a Venn Diagram with the class.
From the Biography Channel, comes videos, factual information, and photographs of the famous aviator. NOTE: This site contains advertising.
Here is an entry from the Library of Congress with a photograph of the famous aviator.
Choose from four different activities including "The World of Amelia Earhart Timeline." This is an interactive timeline of the life of Amelia Earhart and that historical time.
Read a biography of Amelia Earhart illustrated with photographs, then take a quiz. Use the "home" button for site navigation.
Find out the U.S. Navy official version of what happened in the air around Howland Island to Electra's crew. This version of the disappearance involves lack of radio navigation knowledge and proper equipment on a plane.
The author of this article suggests a possibility of Amelia's secret espionage mission on a secret Japanese base. Read about a pre-war situation, the version's supportive facts, and the recollections from a Chamorro women about a crashed plane. Click on the map-thumbnail at the top left corner to view Electra's flight path.
Learn about Amelia's childhood and later dreams to fly. Follow the link "Last Flight" and find out more details of Earhart's last flight. Learn several theories of the mysterious disappearance. NOTE: The site leads to websites with ads.
Watch the historical movie of the Electra's last takeoff from Lae, New Guinea on July 2nd, 1937. NOTE: Site has a link to a Forum.
Read about the last flight of Amelia Earhart and her mysterious disappearance. Follow links at the top of the article to learn about Howland Island and theories of what might have happened there in July of 1937 through the eyes of a contemporary explorer.
Read a debate over Amelia Earhart and her legacy in American history by historians, journalists, and writers.
Learn more about Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (March 8). There are many biographies of famous women who excelled in a variety of fields. Includes quizzes, crossword puzzles, timelines, and suggested classroom activities.
Read about American life during the Roaring Twenties. Listen to jazz music, learn how to dance the Charleston and view pictures of the fashions during this era. Topics include Prohibition, gangsters, flappers, the Teapot Dome scandal, women's suffrage, the 19th Amendment, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Red Scare. Find out what common products were invented during this era and read biographies on famous people, including Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Louis Armstrong, Babe Ruth, and more.
These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines.
These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines.

Education Standards

Request State Standards

divider

Created: | Updated: