Space Race Lesson

Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
Space Race Lesson
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This lesson would be part of a unit on the Cold War, for an American History class. It is also premised on students using Alan Brinkley’s American History, A Survey as their textbook. If you use a different book, you can easily adapt the lesson as all the content is written here, into this lesson.

Objectives: (1) Students will be able to describe the relationship between global events and daily life in the U.S. during the 1950s & 1960s. (2) Students will be able to analyze a primary source / complex text on the Space Race.

Focus Question: What is the Space Race?

Goals: Putting the Space Race into the context of the Cold War.

Overview:
• Reading quiz, three questions: (5 minutes. 6 points. Open note but not open book. Notes must be printed or hand written. These are fact-based questions just meant to check on whether the kids did their reading.)
• Class Discussion: Questions & Answers included. Topics include Civil Rights, The Korean War, & The Space Race as they relate to the Cold War. (25 minutes.)
• Activity: Putting the Space Race into the context of the Cold War. I have redacted President Kennedy's speech at Rice University regarding the Space Race. I have included reading questions and differentiation instructions. (55 Minutes)
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11 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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