Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about African American female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other missions. The film also features Octavia Spencer as NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as NASA engineer Mary Jackson.
Here's what you will receive:
*1 - 34 fill-in the blank and short answer movie guide questions.
* 2 - Teacher notes that discuss some of the films historical inaccuracies or modifications from the book.
*3 - Possible after viewing discussion questions.
*4 - Key
*5 - Vocab identification and key ideas to help students understand the context of main ideas.
*6 - 1 Extension Activity that focuses on racism and sexism.