Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly's "Hidden Figures" unveils the remarkable story of African-American women mathematicians who, despite the oppressive conditions of Jim Crow laws, played a pivotal role in the United States' space achievements. The book illuminates the dual struggle against racial segregation and the fight for gender equality, as these "human computers" contributed to some of the most significant moments in American history. This topic pack allows students to recreate and analyze key scenes, deepening their understanding of the societal challenges and triumphs during the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement. Apply the keyword #Hidden Figures to show all content from this pack in the Comic Maker.

Curriculum Connections:

  • EL Education Language Arts Curriculum (Second Edition) (6-8) — EL Education, Grade 6 Module 4.
  • Amplify CKLA (PK-5) — Amplify CKLA, Grade 3 Unit 7.
  • Into Literature (6-12)