Gladys West

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Teens might find it hard to imagine life before GPS. Using global positioning systems, they can quickly locate the nearest gas station, fast food establishment, or the home of a new friend. Introduce them to Gladys West, the lady who made this technology possible with a poster that describes some of her many accomplishments.

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Instructional Ideas
  • For more information about Gladys West's work, check out this video
  • Mount the poster and display during Black History Month in February and/or during Women's History Month in March
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prep time to enlarge and print the poster
Pros
  • The poster identifies West's determination as the key factor in her success
Cons
  • None