Kerrie opens the program by recalling a walk with her own father and asking who lived in the house behind the big iron fence His answer: "That's Dr. Julian....a scientist." Years later, Hollihan embarked on her writing career by researching and writing a manuscript about Dr. Julian -- an answer to a lifelong wish to write books.
Kerrie then questions participants: What's your biggest wish? Older students will be challenged to take the question farther: How will you fulfill that wish?
Kerrie will present the life and work of Dr. Percy Lavon Julian (tailored to younger and older students) using slides and video to explain Julian's scientific and humanitarian achievements in context of American society and education from 1900 - 1976.
Students will be encouraged to ask questions during the presentation, and there will be time for a Q&A. Older adults will also enjoy learning about the man who changed the lives of so many in earlier generations.
Students will discover the scientific genius and accomplishments of a little-known African-American whose work made a huge impact on both science and industry.
Students will compare the educational experiences of Percy Julian in a segregated school with their own classrooms and schools.
Students will grasp how minorities and women challenged segregation and gender discrimination in order to achieve their personal ambition to study and work in scientific fields during the 20th century.
Science as Inquiry
Science & Technology
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
History and Nature of Science
U.S. History 5 - 12/ Eras 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; World History/ The 20th Century
Civics/ Values and Principles of Democracy
Kerrie will assist teachers in aligning this program to state standards.