African American History || Katherine Johnson || A Hero at NASA
In this class, students will learn about the incredible pioneer who's phenomenal math skills contributed to the success of NASA's first orbital launch and the United State's first human spaceflight.
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
30 minute class
In this class, students will learn about Katherine Johnson, an African American trailblazer who was known as a human computer. Although African Americans and women were given lesser opportunities, Johnson did not let that stop her from being such a vital person at The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for 33 years. Katherine Johnson's accomplishments inspired people of color and women from all backgrounds to pursue careers in science, engineering and mathematics. She proved...
Students will learn about one of NASA's greatest heroes
As an ESL Teacher and Tutor, I have taught classes on African American history, American Figures, Racism, and the civil rights movement for over 4 years. I have experience in teaching this subject to students in elementary, middle, and high school. I also have experience tutoring college students. I have a degree in Communications, so I will be able to communicate and teach this topic without being bias. I was able to research, write essays, and give speeches about this topic throughout college. I was trained by professionals to understand history and the issues surrounding history. Most importantly, I will allow each student to express their thoughts and opinions about this topic. This will help them communicate and show what they have learned. It is very important to include all students.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
In this class we will have discussions about racism, racial segregation, unfair treatment, etc.
https://esearch.sc4.edu/WIS/johnson https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/places-of-hidden-figures.htm https://www.nasa.gov/feature/katherine-johnson-the-girl-who-loved-to-count/