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Greenhills Read Aloud: Hidden Figures

This read-aloud of the book, Hidden Figures, will guide an interdisciplinary unit across English, math, science, and social studies for 6th graders at Greenhills. Follow along chapter by chapter as we learn about how four African-American female mathematicians at NASA helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.

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The podcast is hosted on anchor.fm. Each episode is on average 09:50 long.

Episodes

Chapter 23: One Small Step

In our final episode, we learn about Katherine’s contributions to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s trip to the moon.

06:09 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 22: America is for Everybody

This episode details how the Civil Right movement continued to progress throughout the 1960’s.

09:03 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 21: Out of the Past, the Future

In this episode, we learn about John Glenn’s launch into orbit and the contributions of Katherine Johnson to get him there.

13:58 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 20: Degrees of Freedom

In Chapter 20, we learn about the continued race to space between Russia and the United States. We also learn about the incredible growth and expansion of NASA.

14:43 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 19: Model Behavior

In this episode, we reconnect with Mary Jackson and her family, who take to applying her engineering talents outside of work.

08:41 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 18: With All Deliberate Speed

In this episode, we witness changes in Katherine’s work and personal life. We also learn about all the teams and their required steps to help make space travel with a human a reality.

11:10 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 17: Writing the Textbook on Space

Chapter 17 teaches us about persistence in the workplace and how Katherine used that skill in her work.

05:44 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 16: What a Difference a Day Makes

In this episode, we learn more about the Space Race and how technology advances impacted the West Area Computing.

09:26 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 15: Young, Gifted, and Black

In this episode, the author introduces Christine Mann, a high school student who kept a close eye on the news and was impacted by one of our nation’s pivotal Supreme Court Case rulings.

11:48 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Chapter 14: Progress

Chapter 14 teaches us about technology advancements during Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Goble’s times at Langley. We also meet more prominent figures who helped fight for racial equality.

15:34 playtime · Published over 2 years ago · Permalink

Greenhills Read Aloud: Hidden Figures has 24 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 03:56:21. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on August 6th 2022. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on August 10th, 2022 20:05. Greenhills Read Aloud: Hidden Figures was added to the catalog on 06/08/2022.