The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop knowledge of the space environment, space programs and technology, and manned space flight. Students develop knowledge and skills related to planning for post secondary education or employment and career opportunities, including financial planning. Students polish skills in marching and conducting military ceremonies.
Teaching from a well-written, grade-level textbook enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:
Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).
Additional Benchmarks Related to Career and Technical Education
(Aerospace Technologies Program):
18.0 Demonstrate an understanding of the history and development of aviation and space transportation.
Outline the development of space exploration.
Describe the role of NACA and NASA in the development of aeronautics and space exploration.
Prepare a forecast of aerospace developments, and interplanetary space travel.
19.0 Describe the aviation/aerospace environment.
Utilize astronomical principles, and technology to study the solar systems.
Define interplanetary space.
Describe interstellar and intergalactic space.
27.0 Explore the role of civilian spacecraft in the exploration and colonization of space.
Participate in the development of a study for a model of manned interplanetary space travel.
Develop a plan for flight crew training for a manned space flight.
Develop plans, models, and a visual presentation of a manned space flight to a distant planet in the solar system.
Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) StandardsEnglish Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf