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Space Race: Mastery of Space during the Cold War
rocket launch

In this lesson, students will analyze a series of 11 images related to the space programs in both the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. Students will create a story in pictures about the Space Race using 7 of the images along with a written paragraph of no more than 250 words explaining the importance of the images they chose within the context of the space race.

“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