I decided this year to utilise some of the many books we have and use famous – or should-be-famous – women from history as our educational starting points. A friend gave me a guidebook for a mothers and daughters circle called The Heroine’s Club a few years ago, and I’ve decided to use that as the foundation for our studies. Our first woman from history is Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross the Atlantic.
Who Was Amelia Earhart?
Many people know the name Amelia Earhart and even know that she was the first woman to cross the Atlantic by plane. But here are a few other things you may not have known about Amelia Earhart:
- Amelia was homeschooled until high school
- She suffered from chronic sinusitis
- She worked as a nurses’ aid during the Second World War
- Amelia took her first flight in an airoplane at 23 years old. She started lessons 5 days later.
- Amelia was the 16th woman in the US to be issued a pilot’s licence.
- She gained her pilots licence less than a year later.
- Involved in creating the first commercial airline in the world.
- Amelia set 7 women’s speed and distance aviation records, including a world altitude record.
- Amelia also created a functional sporty fashion line.