Knowledge for Every Level
The lesson plans were created to advance students toward higher levels of learning, connect to their various learning styles and intelligences. The lesson plans are also easily adaptable for all ages.
Before Rosa Parks, there was 15-year old Claudette Colvin who defied bus segregation laws in 1954. Students will learn how laws are established while being introduced to historical figures and circumstances where people broke the law such as the Underground Railroad, Ann Frank, and Mary Peake.
Students will learn about how 12 year-old Linda Brown and her parents persistence led to the landmark Civil Rights case, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas which ended school segregation.
First Hispanic female to travel to space.
This lesson will teach students about the first Hispanic female to travel to space and the first Hispanic to become the director of the Johnson Space Center, Ellen Ochoa. Through movie clips of inspirational movies like, "Wonder" and, "Stand and Deliver", students will relate to Ellen Ochoa's experiences through exploring the meaning of stereotypes and will evaluate whether using them is good or bad.
HIDDEN FIGURES SERIES
These lessons teach students of the incredible yet, "hidden" stories of three remarkably brilliant African American mathematicians who had super successful careers in NASA and paved the way for millions of women of color to have careers in STEM fields. These women are Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson.