The story of the three African-American women who played major behind-the-scenes roles in the Mercury space program is being adopted as one of the new 6th grade curriculum books by the school board.
See the notice from the related resolution on the board agenda below:
Hidden Figures Young Readers’ Edition
Margot Lee Shetterly
Harper Collins 2016
It tells the true story of African American female mathematicians and their role in the US 1960’s space program. The content is appropriate with the Gr. 6 science unit on astronomy and technologies to explore space. It also reinforces mathematics standards on mathematical practices