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Celebrating STEAM and Black History Month Through Literature in Science
My students need 26 copies of Hidden Figures: Young Reader's Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly.
My students are curious and amazing 8th graders who are digging deeper into Earth and space science.
Forget about Einstein and Edison for just a moment.
My students come from various backgrounds and experiences, and they deserve to hear about amazing, current role models in science. My students need to know about women and people of color doing incredible things in science.
A window decoration in our classroom says, "Dream big!" If students are familiar with stories of real, current scientists, they can see that science is a career path for them. Science is not for the crazy-haired man in a lab coat. It's for everyone.
“Their dark skin, their gender, their economic status--none of those were acceptable excuses for not giving the fullest rein to their imaginations and ambitions.” - Margot Lee Shetterly in "Hidden Figures"
I am requesting 26 copies of "Hidden Figures" so that I may share the incredible, although often overlooked, story of four African-American women who helped take America into outer space.
Hearing this true story will ignite excitement towards STEAM careers.
I will use this story as a part of celebrating Black History Month and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). This book will also be a starting point for a scientist research project later in the year.
When students learn and hear about minorities succeeding in science, their horizons are broadened, their viewpoints are shifted, and barriers are broken. If I can get my students to realize that science is a part of their daily life and that they are capable of being scientists, then I have succeeded in my job.
Thank you for considering to leave a legacy in my science classroom.
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