INSPIRATIONAL STORIES FROM FEMALE ROLE MODELS IN STEM FIELDS
Women @ NASAfeatures short films that explore the careers and backgrounds of career women who work for NASA in each of the STEM areas.The website includes a collection of 64 videos and essays from women across the agency who contribute to NASA’s mission in many different ways. Their stories illuminate the vibrant community of dedicated women employees who play a vital role at the agency. Students will hear stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.
Plus: A new poster collection speaks to the importance of introducing girls to female role models, especially in areas where women’s accomplishments were often overlooked or minimized, such as in science, mathematics, and technology. The posters aim to bring more of these women’s stories to light—and inspire today’s young women with the knowledge that they can be whatever they aspire to be. Commissioned by Nevertheless, the makers of a podcast that celebrates women transforming teaching and learning through technology, the freedownloadable posters feature eight trailblazing women who have made an impact in STEM fields. Each poster is designed by a different female artist from around the world. The complete set of posters is available in eight languages.
Can your students recognize the sound of an 8mm film projector or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound is an online museum that aims to protect the sounds of gadgets so that future generations will know what a dial telephone sounded like, for example, or an analog typewriter, 56K modem, nuclear power plant, or even a cellphone keypad.
The Global OnenessProject has created an Empathy Collection of 15 stories and lessonplans to foster empathy in the classroom. Through the multimedia stories, students meet individuals from different backgrounds and visit communities in different geographic locations facing challenging global issues.
Issues of identity and belonging are inseparable from the experiences of immigration. Stories of immigrants, past and present, illuminate the human lives behind today’s ever-shifting global landscape. Witnessing peers from diverse geographies helps students to make valuable connections and support, appreciate, and respect cultural diversity.
Youth Perspectives The Global Oneness Project has created a new video collection—Global Youth Perspectives—with seven stories and accompanying lesson plans that highlight youth around the world.
Identity and Belonging Facing History and Ourselves offers more than 170 lessons and other resources on global immigration.