Amelia Earhart's Character Traits

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10263

Do you have what it takes to be a high flyer? Amelia Earhart had certain character traits that helped her achieve her goals. You will compare your own traits to Ms. Earhart's and get to know yourself!


United States

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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What words would you use to describe yourself or someone you know?

  • Ambitious
  • Determined?
  • Friendly?

You can learn a lot about a person by studying his or her character traits. In this lesson, you will explore your own character traits and those of the famous woman pilot, Amelia Earhart, using videos, online resources and activities, and fun projects!

Studying the lives of significant people can help you understand history from a different perspective (point of view) and recognize an individual's impact on an event or in the world.

This lesson is part of the High Flyer badge series. You can complete one or all of them to fully examine the amazing life of Amelia Earhart. If you missed or would like to review the previous Related Lessons, you can find them in the right-hand sidebar.

Watch Character Traits Lesson from TeachEngWell (below). This video is geared toward characters (character traits) in a story or novel, but it can be applied to real people (historical figures or modern-day):

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Learn more about Ms. Earhart using the following videos and websites:

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  • What are Amelia Earhart's character traits?

Visit the following link for an extensive list of character traits: ReadWriteThink Sample Character Traits.

Some of Earhart's character traits include the following: adventurous, ambitious, curious, and determined (This is by no means a full list of all of Earhart's character traits.). It is important to not only understand the traits, but also to understand the meaning of each and provide examples from Earhart's life.

First, research the meaning of each of the character traits listed using or another online dictionary. You may research more traits you find relevant to Earhart and want to explore in more detail.

Complete the Amelia Earhart Character Traits found in the Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar. Find examples of how she displayed these character traits.

Now that you know Ms. Earhart a little better, move on to the Got It? section to exercise some creativity!

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