This Breaking Through Gender Roles: The Women of NASA lesson plan also includes:
- Warm-Up: What Do You Know? (.pdf)
- Graphic Organizer with Questions for Understanding (.pdf)
- Katherine Johnson and the Mathematics of the Space Race
- Women's History Minute: Katherine Johnson
- Who Was Katherine Johnson?
- Dorothy J. Vaughan
- Mary Jackson: A Life of Service and a Love of Science
- History.com - Cold War History
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Whether recognized or not, extraordinary women were integral to breaking gender barriers and putting Americans into space. For Women's History Month, explore a series of video clips and biographical information that profile these remarkable women. After hearing about their lives, learners write a thank you note for their contributions.
- Use a jigsaw method to explore the lives of women who contributed to NASA's mission
- Stimulate a discussion on why these women have been neglected by the history books
- Pupils need Internet access and device to view videos
- Activities profile lesser-known and important figures
- Lesson allows for exploration of intersectionality of African American and women's history