DIGGING DEEPER for high-level thinking…
Amelia Earhart is a treasure of Purdue University. She became an American icon as the first woman to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight after Charles Lindbergh. In her attempt to circumnavigate the globe she and her navigator disappeared in one of the most captivating historical mysteries of all time. Learn more about Amelia Earhart, and identify reasons for her renowned historic significance.
Writers are often most effective when they write about things they know. George Barr McCutcheon is a Hoosier author born in Lafayette, Indiana who longed to be a playwright, but was most successful with his novels. Review the information about McCutcheon, and his popular novel: The Sherrods. How does the novel coincide with the life experience of the author?
In many episodes of “Savor Indiana,” we see how rivers can shape communities. Lafayette / West Lafayette is a perfect example of ways that people use these rich resources to establish great places to live. Look at the information on the Wabash River, and then identify any significant water resources within your community. How do these resources affect you?