A special opportunity was offered to students to see Hidden Figures –the incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest events in history – helping to launch the first manned space flight.
This opportunity was offered to schools where educators take part in STEM initiatives, including Algebra for All, STEM Summer in the City and professional learning series offered by the STEM department. Only middle and high school schools were involved given the PG rating of the film.
What to do after seeing the movie:
A shout out to Google who has enhanced their Made with Code site to include an interactive coding activity to coincide with the film. Go to https://www.madewithcode.com/projects/, reflect about the movie and code a message!
Even if you have never coded before, you can follow the instructions on screen to create your message. Once you are done, email your coded message to email@example.com and we'll post them on this page! To read more about this activity, click here.
If you are looking to know more about Made with Code, click here to explore the Google site
A shout out to Ditmas IS 62 who created a news cast after they attended the film. To see these students and teachers reactions to Hidden Figures, click here.
If your school has a news team or media club and would like to share your school's response to Hidden Figures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your short video. Please make sure students involved in a video all have the appropriate permissions.
A shout out to the funders who made this opportunity possible for thousands of young people in NYC and across the country. Click on the Press Release to learn more. Recently another sponsor, Christian Cultural Center of Brooklyn, provided more opportunities for our schools to attend the film.
Finally, a shout out to Margot Lee Shetterly, author of the book Hidden Figures. Ms.Shetterly also wrote Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition suitable for grade levels 3-8. (ISBN: 9780062662385 ISBN 10: 0062662384)
We hope to hear from schools - either by sharing the code messages created, or video clips of reactions to the film or other expressions of students who reflect about Hidden Figures. You can always scan student drawings, poems, etc. and send them to email@example.com