Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race -- Part Three


Resource ID#: 189109 Primary Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Subject(s): Social Studies
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Instructional Time: 45 Minute(s)
Keywords: U.S. History, American History, Space Race, NASA, Project Apollo, Apollo program, Apollo 12, Apollo 13, Apollo 14, Apollo 15, Apollo 16, Apollo 17, interactive, e learning, e-learning, Cold War, Apollo Command and Service Module, Lunar Module, moonwalks, Lunar Roving Vehicle, Lunar Rover, Apollo 11, moon landing, space, exploration, tutorials, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon, Alan Bean, Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, Fred Haise, Stu Roosa, Alan Shepard, Ed Mitchell, Dave Scott, Al Worden, Jim Irwin, Ken Mattingly, John Young, Charlie Duke, Jack Schmitt, Ron Evans, Gene Cernan
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial

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Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race -- Part Two:

Explore mission 1 and missions 7 through 10 of Project Apollo, America's final Space Race program. The sacrifices and achievements of these lesser-known missions paved the way for later Apollo missions to the Moon's surface.

This interactive tutorial is Part Two of a three-part series.

  • Click HERE to launch Part One about America's first two Space Race programs: Project Mercury and Project Gemini.
  • Click HERE to launch Part Three about Project Apollo, missions 11 through 17, which includes the six crewed missions that enabled twelve astronauts to walk on the surface of the Moon.

Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race -- Part One:

Blast into space with this interactive, three-part series about the Space Race. In Part One, you'll learn how the Space Race developed out of the Cold War tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. You'll also learn about America's first two Space Race programs: Project Mercury and Project Gemini.

This interactive tutorial is Part One of a three-part series. Make sure to complete all three parts!

  • Click HERE to launch Part Two about Project Apollo, mission 1 and missions 7 through 10.
  • Click HERE to launch Part Three about Project Apollo, missions 11 through 17, which includes the six crewed missions that enabled twelve astronauts to walk on the surface of the Moon.

From World War to Cold War (Part 2 of 2):

Explore the beginnings of the Cold War from 1945 to 1953 in Part 2 of this interactive tutorial.  You'll learn why this rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was a unique conflict in our nation's history, and how the U.S. assumed the role of world leader after World War II.  Finally, you'll learn how the Korean War was a proxy war in the larger context of the Cold War.  

This is the second part of a 2-part tutorial!  Make sure to complete part by clicking below. 

From World War to Cold War (Part 1 of 2):

Explore the beginnings of the Cold War from 1945 to 1953 in Part 1 of this interactive tutorial.  You'll learn why this rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union was a unique conflict in our nation's history, and how the U.S. assumed the role of world leader after World War II.  Finally, you'll learn how the Korean War was a proxy war in the larger context of the Cold War.  

Click below to open part 2.

The Cold War Turns Hot: Remembering the Korean War:

Learn about some of the causes of the Korean War and the major factors that led to America’s involvement in the war. In this interactive tutorial, you will also learn about America’s role in the course of this conflict, and the consequences that resulted because of the war.

America and the Vietnam War:

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