Lesson plan for lower secondary school.
Reference: Great Women who changed the World, Kate Pankhurst, edited by Bloomsbury.
- review clothes vocabulary and introduce new elements relating to aviator attire (fur-lined coat, cap, goggles and so on)
- review geographical location of countries involved in the story (Canada, the UK, France, Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
use a map to find places/show where they are
- ask students to do a quick search on who was Amelia Earhart. In a flipped classroom environment, this would be prep work done at home. Encourage students to tell the class what they found out using their own words.
Read the story:
- make it interactive: show the different places on the map
- stress critical moments of Amelia's adventure
Ask meaningful questions such as:
- where did she fly from?
- where did she arrive?
- why is she famous?
- what happened to her?
Apply to a different context
Imagine Amelia was safe and living in the present day. Describe a day in her life (ref. "daily routines", level A2 CEFR, GESE 3 Trinity College London)
Encourage students to use a doodle rather than writing a text and then present to the class.
- think about Amelia's behaviour: what kind of woman was she?
- what could she have done differently?