The Cold War Space Race Lesson


Learning objective

In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the Space Race in the Cold War. They will develop an awareness of the key people, events, and concepts associated with this event. Students will have the opportunity to achieve this through choosing their own method of learning, from reading, research, and watching options, as well as the chance to engage in extension activities. This lesson includes a self-marking quiz for students to demonstrate their learning.

How would you like to learn?

Option 1: Reading

Step 1: Download a copy of the reading questions worksheet below:

Space Race Reading Questions Worksheet.d
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Step 2: Answer the set questions by reading the following web page:

Option 2: Internet research

Download a copy of the research worksheet below and use the internet to complete the tables.

Space Race Research Worksheet.docx
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Option 3: Watch video

Step 1: Download a copy of the viewing questions worksheet below:

Space Race Viewing Worksheet.docx
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Step 2: Complete the worksheet by watching the following video:

Test your learning

Extension activities

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