Amelia Earhart – just ‘one of the boys’

On May 21, 1932, Amelia Earhart made history as the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic, in an aeroplane piloted by Wilhem Schultz.

If you could meet Amelia Earhart, what would you ask her? What first inspired her to fly? How did she transcend the prejudices of the day to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic? What was she like as a child? Who touched her life?

 – Find out everything you want to know in this fascinating life story, told from Amelia Earhart’s own perspective. Let her guide you through her incredible life as a high achiever, breaking altitude records and hearts alike, and paving the way for a new generation of go-getting women aviators.

Share this amazing milestone in aviation history with your class –  Amelia was the Amazing Brave-‘hart!’


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“Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.”

ROLE PLAY:  Have your class read our Amazing People story about Amelia Earhart. In this informative title, you will learn all about her life in the first person as Amelia relates her life. Then elect a class member to ‘be’ Amelia and have the class ask the questions above. It will be interesting to see what ‘Amelia’ can recall about her life!

Aviation has come a long way …. who are some of the amazing people who led the way? Learn about the life of other courageous aviators in Amazing Aviators. Individuals such as: Douglas Bader, Jacqueline Auriol, Charles Kingsford Smith and Joseph Montgolfier, just to name a few.

Dr Charles Margerison is a Chartered Psychologist and has consulted widely for major organizations in the fields of organizational and educational psychology. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Margerison founded Amazing People Worldwide in 2006 and is supported by a dedicated global team. He previously co-founded Emerald Insights, and Team Management Systems and has authored more than 30 books.


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