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Topics for Further Study

(Nonfiction Classics for Students)

• Parallels have been drawn between the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, a child who died during an alleged kidnapping in 1996. Read about the Ramsey case and report on the similarities.

• Examine the significance of Lindbergh’s contribution to heart surgery, the Lindbergh Pump, and compare it to the most recent techniques.

• America has always had groups like America First that oppose military involvement in the affairs of other countries. Find a web page from a group that is critical of the current government’s foreign involvements and compare their arguments to those used by Lindbergh during the Second World War.

• Make a tape of songs that might have played at celebrations in America when news came that Lindbergh had landed safely in Paris.

• Report on what has happened to the Tasaday people of the Philippines since Lindbergh brought them into the modern world.

• Write a report on Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, explaining the details of her journeys and the hardships she faced.