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Resources for Hidden Figures by Margot Shetterley

 

 

Learning Guide to Hidden Figures

http://www.teachwithmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5O3Ox1TAVsovies.org/guides/hidden-figures.html

Readers’ Guides and Resources

How to Read a Difficult Book by Esther Lombardi, About.Com

Research Links

https://www.nasa.gov/modernfigures

'Hidden Figures': 'The Right Stuff' vs. Real Stuff in New Film About NASA History by Robert Z. Pearlman, collectSPACE.com Editor; 12/27/16;

The True Story of "Hidden Figures," the Forgotten Women Who Helped Win the Space Race By Maya Wei-Haas smithsonian.com

The Human Computer Project;

NASA Article on Katherine Johnson;

NASA Biography for Mary Jackson;

NASA Biography for Katherine Johnson;;

NASA Biography for Dorothy Vaughan;

Article on Johann Euler from the History of Mathematics web site.

http://www.aauw.org/research/why-so-few/ 

https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/work-art-context-everything-why-film-hidden-figures-feels-not-just-good-necessary

Jim Crow Laws/Desegregation/Civil Rights

http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/what.htm

http://www.theacru.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ACRU-the-truth-about-jim-crow_v2.pdf

FDR, A. Philip Randolph and the Desegregation of the Defense Industries A lesson plan from the White House Historical Association;

1941 – Plans for a March on Washington form the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library

Math, Science and Space

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/25/science/space/25educ.html 

http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articles/84382.aspx

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14064-astronomy-study-proves-mathematics-theorem/

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1941JRASC..35..281D

https://www.space.com/31765-ancient-babylonians-tracked-jupiter-with-math.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130530094633.htm

Women in Math and Science

http://time.com/3105056/math-prize-woman/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-historic-female-scientists-you-should-know-84028788/

http://discovermagazine.com/2002/nov/feat50

http://mentalfloss.com/article/88279/15-female-mathematicians-whose-accomplishments-add

http://www.stemjobs.com/famous-female-scientists/2/

Looking for Free Databases and Other Resources for Research?

Duke University interviewed a number of African Americans in 1993-1995 to preserve the living memory of African American life during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s

The project highlights women who had made significant contributions to American society in the first half of the twentieth century. The interviews discuss family background, childhood, education, significant influences affecting their choice of primary career or activity, professional and voluntary accomplishments, the ways in which being black and a woman had affected their options and the choices made.