Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Meet Amelia Earhart

By Clementine

The Famous Aviator

Being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart changed history.

She was born on July 24, 1897, in Atchison, Kansas. As a young girl, Amelia fished and played basketball with her sister. Her sister’s name was Muriel, but Amelia’s nickname for her was Pidge. Unfortunately, Amelia did not have a great young life. Her father was a lawyer and had to travel a lot. Because Amelia’s dad got several jobs, she lived in five different places! Imagine going to five different schools! But in any school, her favorite subjects were chemistry and physics. Even though she liked school, she never finished college. Since she did not finish college, she decided to become a nurse.

When Amelia lost interest with being a nurse, she started taking flying lessons from Neta Snook who was one of the first women to fly. When Amelia grew up, she got married to George Palmer Putman. Amelia was already famous and used her fame to help women’s rights. Amelia started a group called the Ninety-Nines. She made this group to encourage women to be pilots.

On July of 1937, Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan were trying complete a flight around the world. Sadly, Amelia and Fred was running low on gas and they crashed. No one knew what happened to them. Even though helicopters looked for them for 25,000 square miles, they were never found.

I think Amelia Earhart changed history because she showed that women could do anything men could do.

Here is a link to a Scholastic website about Amelia Earhart.

Below is a presentation of my scupture!

What do you think of Amelia Earhart?

Please share a comment!


  1. Dear Clementine,

    Nice job! It looks like you put a lot of effort to make that biography/sculpture. Amelia Earhart looks like quite a flier. The plane's name, that you stuck on with clay, looked very detailed. It really painted a picture of Amelia and her plane.
    Nice Job,

  2. Clementine,

    Outstanding! You captured the essence of Amelia. She followed her dreams, and you can, too! Did you know there are two women currently rowing boats solo across different oceans? Fortunately, they have electronic devices and weather trackers to help them stay safe. They post daily blogs!

    Janis Hatlestad
    (Mrs. Ranney's sister)

  3. Dear Clementine,

    I love your post it's great! I saw Amelia Earhart in a movie. Have you ever seen her in a movie too?

    Great job,
    Taylor S. :-)


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