Grade 5-11: Cinema Trip to Watch Hidden Figures

As part of the math, science, and history programs, students in Grades 5-11 will attend the film Hidden Figures. Based on a true story, this film explores the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, a group of African-American women who were the “calculators” who provided the data needed to launch NASA’s earliest missions. The film is rated PG and is 127 minutes long. Viewing the film together will be a jumping-off place for discussion of important questions like: How do we decide who is recognized in history? Why are some voices marginalized? How do STEM careers relate to space travel? Why are some groups of people under-represented in STEM fields today?

You can view the film’s website here:  www.foxmovies.com/movies/hidden-figures

January 19, 2017 at 11:50am – 3:20pm
Beth Alexander
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