Box office success Hidden Figures not only taught us the history of the 3 women who were major players in NASA during the Space Race, there were also gems in the movie that taught resilience, community, and the importance of STEM programs.

All of these lessons have inspired Journeys In Film program to create curriculum based on the film’s most teachable moments.

In the syllabus,it explains what it hopes students take from the curriculum:

“Grounded in the empowerment of women in historical and contemporary STEM leadership, Journeys in Film’s HIDDEN FIGURES curriculum guide highlights 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.Their lives model vital lessons in confidence, structural equity and academic excellence that apply to all students to take flight with today.”

The film’s success includes grossing roughly $230 million in global sales, and also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Click here to check out the complete curriculum.

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About The Author Samantha Callender

Samantha Callender is a multimedia journalist whose work ranges from entertainment journalism to pieces highlighting social issues in multicultural communities. Samantha strives to find intersects between entertainment and social matters, believing that pop culture has the power to not only entertain the masses, but to educate them as well. Her goal when storytelling is to write pieces that serve as a catalyst to prompt dialogue and activism. Her work can be seen on VIBE, The Source, Jet Magazine, The Root, and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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