Hidden Figures Curriculum Guide Journeys in Film Copyright ©2017 © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC. All Rights Reserved. TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX, FOX, and associated logos are trademarks of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and its related entities. In Partnership with USC Rossier School of Education
J o u r n e y s i n F i l m : H i d d e n F i g u r e s 4 Journeys in Film Staff Joanne Strahl Ashe, Founding Executive Director Eileen Mattingly, Director of Education/Curriculum Content Specialist Amy Shea, Director of Research Roger B. Hirschland, Executive Editor Martine Joelle McDonald, Program Director Ethan Silverman, Film Literacy Consultant Journeys in Film Board of Directors Joanne Strahl Ashe, Founder and Chairman Erica Spellman Silverman Diana Barrett Julie Lee Michael H. Levine Authors of this curriculum guide Jack Burton Ryan Chamberlain Kate Fitzgerald Jamor Gaffney Glenn Klakring Mary Anne Kovacs Lara Tukarski Math/Science Consultant David Mattingly, Ph.D. Educating for Global Understanding Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2121 Avenue of the Stars, 5th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90064 Journeys in Film 50 Sandia Lane Placitas, NM 87043 505.867.4666 National Advisory Board Liam Neeson, National Spokesperson Brooke Adams Alexi Ashe Meyers Sharon Bialy Ted Danson Professor Alan Dershowitz Sara Jo Fischer Gary Foster Scott Frank Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Jill Iscol, Ed.D. Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter Bruce R. Katz William Nix Professor Richard A. Schweder Tony Shalhoub Mary Steenburgen Walter Teller Loung Ung Elizabeth Clark Zoia Harold Ramis (In Memoriam) Sonia Weitz (In Memoriam)
J o u r n e y s i n F i l m : H i d d e n F i g u r e s 5 Table of Contents Introduction About Journeys in Film 6 A Letter From Liam Neeson 8 A Letter From Theodore Melfi 9 Introducing Hidden Figures 10 To the Teacher 11 Lessons Lesson 1: Bitter Rivals: The Cold War at Mid-Century 13 (Social Studies) Lesson 2: Sputnik and the Origins of the Space Race 25 (Social Studies, Science) Lesson 3: Moving to the Front of the Bus: Segregation and the Civil Rights Movement 35 (Social Studies) Lesson 4: The Women of ‘West Computing’: A Viewer-Response Approach 55 (Language Arts) Lesson 5: The Math of Space Travel: Orbits and Conic Sections 71 (Mathematics) Lesson 6: Computers Come of Age 97 (Physics, Programming) Lesson 7: Shooting Scripts and Active Viewing 123 (Film Literacy) Lesson 8: The Women of Science 139 (Science, History, Career Readiness)
J o u r n e y s i n F i l m : H i d d e n F i g u r e s 6 About Journeys in Film Founded in 2003, Journeys in Film operates on the belief that teaching with film has the power to prepare students to live and work more successfully in the 21st century as informed and globally competent citizens. Its core mission is to advance global understanding among youth through the combination of age-appropriate films from around the world,
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