by Emily from Drayton Valley
|Amelia Earhart in her clothes for flying. (www.telegraph.co.uk (unknown))|
I have chosen to write about Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart was born on July 24, 1897. She died when she was flying over the ocean to Howland Island in July 2, 1937 Amelia is famous because of her records she set by flying. Amelia is my hero because she stood up for what she believed in which was that women could do what men could if they put their minds to it.
|Amelia with her plane (www.myfoxmemphis.com (unknown))|
Amelia spent her childhood at their grandparents house and all over the world because her father`s job made them move a lot. Amelia loved her family even though he had a drinking problem. Her dad had a job in the railway industry (I can't remember exactly what it was). Sometimes he would get fired because of his drinking and the family would have to manage with her mother's small income. Amelia's family was very supportive of whatever she did because her parents wanted her to follow her dreams and live her life. Amelia had one sister, Muriel. Amelia and Muriel play with each other all of their childhood and they helped take care of horses whose owners were being cruel to them. Amelia was in many schools because she had to move and went to many collages because she loved learning. Amelia's favorite subjects were physics, science, and chemistry. Amelia had many jobs (because she couldn't decide what she wanted to do) and she was also an assistant nurse for a little bit and Amelia was taught how to fly a plane. At first Amelia wasn't interested in airplanes but then she saw a bunch of pilots teaching people how to fly. Amelia took a trial course and loved it.
|Amelia Earhart with her husband George Putnam (www.kivaa.blogspot.com (unkown))|
The first time she landed by herself (it was a special thing to her, but it didn't make the papers or anything like that) she achieved her very first career goal and Amelia's teachers were very proud of her.
She was the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean, and the first women to do many other things too, such as: She flew across the Atlantic, Set many speed goals and height goals, wrote a few books, attempted to fly around the world but sadly failed and disappeared. Amelia achieved her goals with courage and perseverance, and with her plane and many other people (some navigated, and others fixed the plane etc.) Amelia was proposed to many times by different times by different people but said no because she thought that marriage caged your freedom. She finally said yes to George Putnam because she enjoyed being with him.
Amelia proved that women could do what men could. If Amelia did not achieve her goals women could be treated poorly. Amelia taught people to stand up for what she believed and live your life as best as you can. I would love to be like Amelia Earhart because I would love to go on adventures and change the world.
Lauber, Patricia. The Story of Amelia Earhart Lost Star. Scholastic Inc., 1988.
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