Classroom Activity

U.S. History

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

Students will interpret primary and secondary sources to determine how the "race to space" from 1957-1969 reflected political, social, and economic aspects of the Cold War.

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 analogy between the Race to Space and the Cold War.

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