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Adventurous Women

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Women's History


Adventurous Women
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.62

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    ascent, archaeology, wealthy, fjords, shuttle, aerial, design, instructor, ninth, education, astronaut, solo, medical, adventurous, mystery, mechanical
     content words:    Louise Arner Boyd, Louise Boyd Land, Arctic Ocean, North Pole, Amelia Earhart, Janet Guthrie, Annie Peck Smith, But Annie, South America, Mount Madison


Adventurous Women
By Phyllis Naegeli
  

1     Women can be adventurous. What types of activities do you like? What do you dream of doing? Do you want to go to space? Does climbing a tall mountain sound exciting? Would you like to fly airplanes? Can you imagine yourself exploring the arctic? Do you think you could drive fast enough to win at NASCAR? Some very courageous women have done all these things.
 
2     Imagine being nicknamed, "Ice Woman." Louise Arner Boyd earned that name for the work she did while exploring Greenland. She studied the fjords, glaciers, and seas of that frozen land. Louise made many discoveries. So many, in fact, that one area of Greenland is called Louise Boyd Land. She also studied the Arctic Ocean. There she found an underwater mountain range. In 1955, she became the first woman to fly over the North Pole.
 
3     Amelia Earhart saw her first airplane when she was ten years old. It wasn't very interesting to her. She went on to become a nurse's aide. She also attended medical school for a while. She did well in her studies but wanted to be with her family. After returning to California, her father took her to an "aerial meet." Amelia went for a ten-minute flight. She was hooked. She began to take flying lessons. Amelia's love for flying became her life. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Then she set her sights on flying around the world. During her attempt, Amelia's plane was lost. No one knows exactly what happened. It remains a mystery to this day.

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