Amelia Earhart Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Amelia Earhart was a trailblazer who is still shrouded in mystery. Teach students about her life and accomplishments with this lesson plan. Students read and distinguish key facts from details, then create an Amelia Earhart walking museum.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • distinguish fact from detail in a text about Amelia Earhart
  • summarize basic facts about Amelia Earhart
  • ask and answer high-level questions about Amelia Earhart


  • 50 minutes, plus time for museum walk


  • Highlighters
  • Art supplies as needed

Key Vocabulary

  • Aviator
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Anita 'Neta' Snook
  • George Palmer Putnam
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • Wilmer Stultz
  • Louis Gordon
  • National Geographic Society
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Ninety-Nines
  • Fred Noonan
  • Howland Island

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3

Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

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