Discussion

Hidden Figures

I know I'm a bit behind here, but I've finally read Hidden Figures. How inspiring to learn that about first "computers"--black women in the 1940s! I'm going to watch the movie this weekend. I hear its a go-to for many computer science teachers to teach a little CS history and remind students that they are ALL capable of computer science--regardless of gender, race, etc.

It took some digging, but I found some CS lessons related to the movie! Journeys in Film has an entire curriculum, but lesson 6 here on page 97 is programming-related. I think it also connects nicely to the CSP questions related to the impact of computing.

If you're ok shifting away from coding to focusing on history and math a bit, there are plenty of other related Hidden Figures curricular resources. Here are a few I liked: