Classroom Activity

TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACT OF THE APOLLO PROGRAM
 
U.S. History

Key Topic: U.S. space efforts from 1957-1969

Students will interpret primary and secondary sources to determine how the technology of the Apollo Program brought about change to health and safety in the United States during the time period 1961-1977. Two supplementary documents are provided for teachers to use in preparing students on this topic.

Students will
  • analyze primary and secondary source documents to be used as supporting evidence;
  • incorporate outside information (information learned in the study of the course) as additional support; and
  • write a well-developed argument that answers the document-based essay question regarding the impact of the Apollo program and the technology acquired upon the economic and social fabric of the United States and the world.


DOWNLOADS
> Technological Impact of the Apollo Program Educator Edition (PDF 626 KB)
> Technological Impact of the Apollo Program Student Edition (PDF 287 KB)
> Preparatory Activity: Difusion of NASA Technology (PDF 208 KB)
> NASA Facts: Benefits from Apollo (PDF 6 MB)


Related Resources
> INTERACTIVE: NASA Home and City