FC: Amelia Earhart By Hayley Nieth
1: Amelia Earhart is a very interesting person. Her childhood was exciting, her adulthood was interesting and her accomplishments were breathtaking.
3: Childhood On July 24, 1897, Amy and Samuel Earhart gave birth to Amelia Mary Earhart in Amy's parents home in Atchison, Kansas. She was named after her grandmother. When she grew up, "Milly", as she was nicknmed, and her sister Muriel, a.k.a. "Pidge", kept pet worms, moths and had a tree toad. They also liked climbing trees, sledding and hunting rats with a .22 rifle. When she was was ten years old she saw her first plane at a state fair. She thought it looked like junk. two years later, she entered grade seven, which was unusual for a twelve year old.
5: Adulthood After Amelia graduated from Colombia University, she had numerous jobs including a photographer, a truck driver, a stenographer and a nurse during World War One. Then, at the same state fair ten years later, a pilot took her for a ride in his airplane and she knew she had to fly. She decided to be a pilot and took flying lessons from one of the few scarce female pilots. Her instructor's name was Neta Snook. Neta had a Canadian plane she called the Canuck. Amelia's first plane was a yellow plane she called the Canary. In 1931, she married an author named George P. Putnam.
7: Accomplishments Amelia was the first female to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Her journey started in Harbor Grace, Newfoundland and ended in Londonderry Ireland. She received a distinguished flying cross, making her the first woman to receive this award. After her successful flight across the Atlantic, Amelia decided to try to fly around the world. While doing so, she disappeared in 1937, because she was out of gas. During her ill-completed trip, Amelia had tried to contact the US Navy, but failed and supposedly crashed into the ocean.
9: What was it like to fly across the ocean? | I think Amelia would have thought it was exciting, but also a bit scary. If I were Amelia, I would be so scared, I wouldn't even have had the nerve to board the plane.
11: How did it feel to be the first woman to fly across the ocean? | I think Amelia would have been really proud. That was a HUGE accomplishment. I would have been glad it was over!
13: Why I chose Amelia... Amelia Had a childhood kind of like mine. I like climbing trees and sledding, but I've never hunted rats. It could be fun! She was really brave. If I went out there, with the possibility of dying, I would never have finished the flight. I wouldn't have even gotten on the plane! She is quite the role model for little girls who dream of being pilots. She was a really amazing person, who I would have been very glad to know