Women's History Minute: Ellen Ochoa

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Imagine spending 978 hours in space! Meet Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman astronaut and the Johnson Space Center director who has done just that. The accomplishments of this amazing woman will inspire viewers.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video as part of April's Women's History Month or as a part of a study of the NASA Space Program
  • After watching the video, have class members generate a list of topics they would like to explore in greater depth and then assign different topics to groups to report on to the entire class
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is merely a brief overview of Ochoa's life and would best serve as an introduction to a unit study or lesson plan
Pros
  • The video includes images of Ochoa playing her flute on the space shuttle
Cons
  • None