Fourth Grade Presents Women History Month: Women in Space


At Monday Morning Meeting, fourth grade teacher Jon Polly presented Women in Space to celebrate pioneers and the first women in space: Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova; the first American woman in space, Sally Ride; and the first African American woman in space, Dr. Mae Jemison.

Contributions to space research in the 1950's by mathematicians were also highlighted, such as Katherine Johnson who was only recently recognized more publicly in books and the film Hidden Figures.

Jon recommends a new educational National Geographic series, One Strange Rock, which is streaming on Netflix. While preparing for Monday's presentation, he inspired several of his fourth grade students AJ, Aaron, and Henry to research and present on Dr. Mae Jemison during the Morning Meeting.

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