CENTRAL FOCUS: Central Focus The purpose of this unit is to enhance student understanding of their place in the universe beyond simply their home, community, country etc. The students will learn this through an in-depth analysis of the Space Race through the integration of the following courses: Math, Social Studies, English. Accompanying these disciplines will be the incorporation of Visual Performing Arts and Technology as well as a service learning component where students participate in an advocacy project or indirect service contribution. Learning objectives will focus on the context and continuity of the space race, the processes involved in it and the balance between cooperation vs competition.
Enduring Understanding Societal progress was driven out of the post WW2 climate. Advancements in science and technology arose out of competition between the two superpowers This competition produced both progress and setbacks.
Essential Questions Competition or Collaboration? How do allies become enemies?