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HIDDEN FIGURES (2016) ****
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(focus on NASA in the 1960s)

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Contains 17 movie quotes & 50 Academic Words (AWL*).

This biopic tells the story of three black woman, without whom, the U.S. may never have put men on the moon.  Although racial equality in America was still only a dream, these three achieve the impossible by becoming firsts in aeronautical engineering, supervision, and trajectory calculation at a time and place where only white men are considered the norm.  Meet Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan.  In this story, they prove that the workplace glass ceiling can be broken by determination, hard work, and smarts.   Stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer,  Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, and Kristen Dunst.  Rated PG (127 min.) mike laib 2017.

Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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