Teacher Note: The film opens with Marie Curie walking into her lab in Paris before fainting. She is then taken to a hospital where we see her wheeled on a stretcher while having a flashback to the first time she meetsPierre Curie in Paris, 1893.
Debrief and discuss the film clip:
• What reactions do they have to the film?
• What was new or surprising?
• Hélène Langevin-Joliot, Marie Curie’s grand-daughter, recalls that her grandmother wrote in a letter to her mother, Irene, that she suffered much more from the lack of resources than from the fact of being a woman. What is your reaction to this insight?