Inquiry Units Situating STEM within Social and Humanistic Contexts
IEEE REACH provides teachers and students with educational resources that explore the relationship between technology and engineering history and their complex relationships with society, politics, economics, and culture. REACH was created by the IEEE History Center, a unit of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), with the mission to preserve, research, and promote the history of information and electrical technologies. The resources include Inquiry Units based on the National Council for the Social Studies “C3 Framework,” primary and secondary sources, hands-on activities, multimedia sources (video and audio), background information for teachers, and more. The REACH site is searchable by text or context (for example, Inquiry Unit or Primary Source), or by any of nine themes: agriculture, manufacturing, materials & structures, energy, communication, transportation, information processing, medicine & healthcare, and warfare. A search may be broken down even further by era, geography, and World History AP themes.
NASA’s HUNCHprogram empowers and inspires high school students through project-based learning. Students who participate in the program learn twenty-first century skills and have the opportunity to launch their careers through participation in the design and fabrication of real-world-valued products for NASA.
First Book, in partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), has created the 2020–2021 Diversity in STEM Calendar, a free tool designed to help educators bring amazing moments of innovation to life and showcase the incredible contributions of diverse STEM pioneers with children across the country.