Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly


My handouts with exercises:

More on Hidden Figures:

My scripts for dialogues on the movie Hidden Figures (we recorded them at our English Department!) Enjoy!

Fav scenes:

In the women’s toilet:

Vivian Mitchell: Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y’all.
Dorothy Vaughan: I know, I know you probably believe that.

Movie still: Dorothy Vaughn in sisterhood (played by Octavia Spencer)!


From Crazy Brave, by Joy Harjo (animals & storytelling)


Activity allowing advanced lifelong learners to work on language, literature, and learning methodology

Warm-up activity: listen to this 5 min interview

In class. Worksheet video support:

Follow-up work… listen to two of her poems

Strange Fruit at the Talking People Podcast, with some words to help you with poetry if you are afraid of it

The Creation Story, with text and audio + music (she’s a composer and musician, too)

Check out her website to learn about her music and books, and more!

Joy Harjo’s Website