Space: NASA's Frontier
Students research the history and accomplishments of the American space program and ponder its role in the future. They gather research on NASA and make small group presentations to the class on their findings and assessments.
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Ronald Reagan on the Challenger Tragedy
How does society prevail in the face of challenge? After reading President Ronald Reagan's speech to the nation after the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, your learners will then discuss the tone of the speech itself...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
NASA Paves Way for Commercial Space Exploration
Learners examine the privatization of NASA. For this space exploration lesson, students investigate the Obama administration's policies to privatize some of NASA's flight operations. PBS news videos are referenced in this lesson and...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
America in Space: German Voices from Huntsville, Alabama
Project Paperclip, the Redstone Arsenal, and the Huntsville Space Center are all featured in a resource that investigates the contributions of Dr. Werner von Brawn and other German scientists to the US space program. Working individually...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Writing About Informational Text: Beyond the Beyond—Galaxies
Everyone has a different point of view, even when it comes to the enormity of the universe. Two separate text passages explain the scope of a galaxy, prompting young readers to write an essay about each author's argument and how the...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Teacher-Astronaut Offers New Lessons
Students read about teacher-in-space Barbara Morgan and life in space. In this space science and current event lesson, the teacher introduces the article with a vocabulary activity, then students read the news piece and participate in a...
2nd - 6th Social Studies & History