Amelia Earhart Project Ideas

Instructor: Kerry Gray

Kerry has been a teacher and an administrator for more than twenty years. She has a Master of Education degree.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. Students will be fascinated to learn about this pioneer in aviation through these engaging projects.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart is fascinating for several reasons. At a time when many women felt that their choices were limited, Earhart followed her dreams and adventurous spirit to test the boundaries of aviation. Her final flight and disappearance add to her legendary status as theorists continue to speculate. These projects will engage upper elementary and secondary students who are learning about Amelia Earhart.

Project: Amelia Earhart Award

In this project, students reflect upon the things that made Amelia Earhart so extraordinary.

Grade Level: 2-6

Length: 45-90 minutes

Materials needed: cardstock, markers, computer/printer

  • Read several short books or stories about Amelia Earhart to students.
  • Have students reflect on the following:
    • Earhart's record-breaking accomplishments
    • Earhart's character traits
    • Earhart's skills
    • Earhart's life
  • Based on this information, have students create an award certificate for Amelia Earhart that highlights her biggest strength. Students will design the certificate either by drawing on cardstock or printing it from the computer.
  • Have students share the award and reason for selecting it in small groups.

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