Amelia Earhart- Mini Biography

Introduce your young historians to Amelia Earhart with a short and engaging video, which depicts the first female aviator's solo flight across the Atlantic, as well as her tragic disappearance during an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Queue video to skip third-party advertisement
  • It would be helpful for learners to begin the video with an understanding of conventional female roles in American society in the early twentieth century
Pros

  • Include primary source images from the historical period
  • Nice, brief overview of Earhart's career as an aviator
Cons

  • Video does not include any information regarding Earhart's support for women's rights as part of the National Woman's Party or advocacy for the ERA