A 'Hidden Figures' Course Could Be Coming To A Classroom Near You
The critically-acclaimed book and film will now flourish in a digital classroom.
Looks like the Hidden Figures saga just won't let up.
The book-turned-blockbuster smash has now been readied for the classroom in an online course from Journeys in Film. According to the organization's website, the curriculum will be "grounded in the empowerment of women in historical and contemporary STEM leadership."
The course also aims to "highlight the persistence of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson to achieve their goals despite the discriminatory biases of colleagues and community members and rise as leaders in the fields of mathematics and engineering."
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Journeys in Film offers lesson plans rooted in the legacy of Johnson, Vaughan and Jackson. Each lesson, eight in total, will use both the book and the film as a source of inspiration while challenging course-goers to really examine the implications race, gender and class have on a society.
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