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Cold War Kids: Space Race
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Cold War Kids

History changed when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik I satellite in 1957. That launch marked the start of the space race and ushered in new scientific developments, like the creation of NASA. Students will examine primary sources, generate a timeline of key events, and test engineering skills as they create and launch a (soda straw) rocket.

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“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956