***The Iowa Standard is an independent media voice. We rely on the financial support of our readers to exist. Please consider a one-time sign of support or becoming a monthly supporter at $5, $10/month - whatever you think we're worth! If you’ve ever used the phrase “Fake News” — now YOU can actually DO something about it! You can also support us on PayPal at [email protected] or Venmo at Iowa-Standard-2018 or through the mail at: PO Box 112 Sioux Center, IA 51250

An Ankeny High School Astronomy/Geology teacher called Crystal Koehler reportedly had her students work on a “racism/sexism extension activity” assignment. The assignment was based on the movie “Hidden Figures.”

“The other part of their story is how they triumph over other obstacles such as racism and sexism. Which do you believe this movie emphasized more, the issues of racism or sexism,” the worksheet asks.


Students are asked to keep a tally of each occurrence portrayed in the movie on the chart included related to racism and sexism.

Students are asked what the most surprising example of racism or sexism from the movie was.

Included in the assignment is a guide of key terms to understand for the movie. And here is how it defined the term “Commies.”

“A derogatory term for a person who is a member of the Communists Party, or a person who has communistic beliefs.”

Koehler appears to be a big fan and supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders.

Author: Jacob Hall


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here