Never stop learning with Curiosity Learning Paths!

  • Get inspired with the web’s best bite-sized learning content, curated for learners like you.
  • Learn more—quickly and easily—by exploring our dynamic Learning Paths.
  • Spread quick knowledge to friends with our original Smart Memes!

Taking Flight With Amelia Earhart

Scroll down to explore a learning path based on this topic.
Playlist Description

Amelia Earhart's life was as daring and ambitious as her disappearance was mysterious. Often referred to as Lady Lindy for her resemblance to fellow aviator Charles Lindberg, Earhart ditched the conventional rules of flying and paved her own path in the skies. Donning a tightly fitted hat rather than a helmet, she reinvented the traditional flying suit with custom, tailored trousers, dresses and jackets—outfits advertised in a two-page spread in Vogue. She bought her signature yellow plane, the Canary, after a mere six months of flying lessons and, shortly thereafter, snagged the women's world altitude record. For the next decade, Earhart would become a celebrated figure in America not only for her captivating personality, but for her unwavering commitment to flying. Serving as a role model, fashionista and friend to the famous, Amelia Earhart seemed to have it all. That is, until 1937 when she and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean after completing more than 22,000 miles in air travel around the world.

So what exactly happened on that stretch from Lae, New Guinea to her target destination of Howland Island? Historians say Earhart was confronted with rain and dark skies, while others speculate travel through the mysterious Bermuda Triangle led to her eventual downfall. Six months after the U.S. spent $4 million on search and rescue efforts—the most expensive search to date in 1937— officials declared Earhart and Noonan dead. The plane's wreckage was never found. Check out this playlist to explore the life and legacy of one of history's most famous trailblazers.

01:56
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Check out Anyhoo, the latest show from Revision3. Anyhoo is a daily dose of surprising lists and bizarre facts. Watch it here: http://rev3.co/AnyhooPlaylist Amelia Earhart dissapeared over the Pacific Ocean on her attempt to circumnavigate the world in 1937. The mystery of Earhart has spawned numerous theories and hypotheses on what really happened to this beloved aviation pioneer. Find out what may have happened to Amelia Earhart on The Discovery Lists. ___________________________ Welcome to the world of lists! The Discovery Lists counts down anything you can imagine, like the most shocking facts about bacon, incredible things you didn't know about Mars, the coolest National Parks you need to visit, and so much more. Subscribe now for new videos! Subscribe here: http://youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thediscoverylists Watch more on TestTube http://testtube.com/thediscoverylists Follow TestTube on Twitter http://twitter.com/testtube Follow The Discovery Lists on Twitter http://twitter.com/discoverylists Like The Discovery Lists on Facebook http://facebook.com/thediscoverylists Add The Discovery Lists on Google+ http://gplus.to/discoverylists
03:21
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Watch a short video biography of Amelia Earhart, including her early years, her solo flight across the Atlantic, her relationship with George P. Putnam, and her disappearance in 1937. Watch more Amelia Earhart Biography video http://bit.ly/YKrusS Read more about Amelia Earhart on BIO.com http://bit.ly/UwQ8Ij After a plane ride at an air show, Amelia Earhart decided she would learn to fly. After becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, she set out to fly around the world. On June 1st, 1937, embarked on her flight around the world and disappeared over the Pacific Ocean.
02:00
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Amelia Earhart came to Detroit during the depths of the Depression to help struggling automaker, Hudson Motors Cars, launch its new low price vehicle, the Terraplane. She was one of the most famous people of her day having just become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.
02:14
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Remains of Amelia Earhart's plane lead to theories about her demise.
04:30
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Amelia Earhart's disappearance is one of history's great mysteries. On This Day in History, Josh and Chuck remember her and co-pilot Fred Noonan's fateful trip, along with some new ideas on what might have happened to them. Tune in for new episodes of This Day in History every Tuesday! Watch More Stuff You Should Know on TestTube http://testtube.com/stuffyoushouldknow Please Subscribe to Stuff You Should Know http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=joshandchuck Watch More http://www.youtube.com/JoshAndChuck Twitter http://twitter.com/SYSKPodcast Facebook http://facebook.com/StuffYouShouldKnow Google+ http://gplus.to/SYSK Stuff You Should Know Website http://stuffyoushouldknow.com
03:49
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
F2012.266.01 Description: "Footage of Amelia Earhart in her Beech-Nut Gum sponsored autogyro as part of her cross-country tour promoting autogyros. Footage was captured when she landed at Shawnee Municipal Airport. Begining of film shows the Ellis family." Creator: Ellis, Richard Coverage: Shawnee (City), in Oklahoma (USA) Extent (quantity/size): 3min 48sec Media: 16 mm film Extent: AVI 1920X1080 29.97 FRAME RATE Subjects Aviation / Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937. Contact The Oklahoma Historical Society to purchase non watermarked DVD or High Resolution Digital File ‪http://www.okhistory.org/research/orders?full ‬‬
01:58
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Full title reads: "Miss Earhart's wonderful reception! All New York turns out to greet her intrepid flier." New York, United States of America. Female Aviator Amelia Earhart stands up in an open car. The car is part of procession travelling down a crowd lined street in New York. High angle shot of massive ticker-tape parade for Earhart. Shot of Miss Earhart in the car. She is waving at the crowds. Good shots of the ticker tape falling onto the crowd. More high angle shots of the parade. Intertitle reads: "Mayor Walker offers his congratulations." Amelia Earhart (carrying a large bunch of flowers) and Mayor Walker walk down steps of City Hall. They stand in front of microphones. Mayor James 'Gentleman Jimmy' Walker makes a nice little speech about Earhart opening up aviation to women. Closer shot of the two. Intertitle reads: ".. and President Hoover presents her with the U.S. National Geographic Medal." President Herbert C. Hoover and Amelia Earhart. He makes a short speech expressing the best wishes of the American people. She makes a short speech of thanks. (This may well be at the White House in Washington.) (Natural sound track only - No commentary) 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:679.14
04:00
Add to Playlist
Watch Later Added
  • Actions
  • About This Video
Home of Amelia Earhart and the first commercially produced plane in the country, Kansas has earned its reputation as the capital of flight. From: AERIAL AMERICA: Kansas http://bit.ly/1lmLkDm

Keep Learning With More Smart Memes