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Amelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record and set many other records as well as becoming a best-selling author. She disappeared flying over the central Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 and was never found. For more information and facts about Amelia Earhart below or download the entire 14 page premium worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home learning environment.
Amelia Mary Earhart
Date of Birth
July 24, 1897
Date of Death
July 1937 (?)
Place of Birth
Edwin and Amy Earhart
George Palmer Putnam
Graduated from Hyde Park High School in Chicago, IL.
Trained as a nurse’s aid
Served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse at a military hospital during World War I.
Enrolled as a pre-med student at Columbia University.
Moved to California to be with her parents. She and her father attended an “aerial meet” in Long Beach and that is where she became interested in flying. The next day, given a helmet and goggles, she boarded the open-cockpit biplane for a 10 minute flight over Los Angeles. She immediately began taking flying instructions from pioneer aviatrix Anita Snook.
Pilot and author
Reason for Fame
In 1928, she was the first women pilot to fly as a passenger across the Atlantic Ocean. In 1932, she became the first women to pilot a plane across that ocean and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
- On October 1922, she set a women’s altitude record of 14,000 feet which was later broken by Ruth Nichols.
- On June 1, 1937, Amelia and her navigator Fred Noonan departed Miami, Florida, bound for California by traveling around the world.
- On July 2, she took off from Lae, New Guinea. Her last radio contact reported she was on a course for Howland Island, It has been determined that the plane went down some 35 – 100 miles off the coast of Howland Island. An extensive search was conducted at a cost of over 4 million dollars.
- On July 18, the search was abandoned by ships in the Howland area.
Amelia Earhart Worksheets
This bundle includes 14 ready-to-use Amelia Earhart worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about Amelia who was an American aviation pioneer and author and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record and set many other records as well as becoming a best-selling author.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Amelia Earhart Facts
- The Aviatrix
- Aviatrix Acrostics
- Piloting 1900’s Planes. Compare and Contrast activity.
- Parts of a Plane, explaining each part’s functions.
- The Two Types of Airplanes.
- Aviation: True or False
- Amelia’s Flight path, Mapping activity
- Speaking like an Aviator, Common Terms
- A Pilot’s Alphabet, Aviation Alphabet Activity
- The Evolution of Aircrafts, Research Activity
- Aircraft Designing
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.