The Cold War: It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is It???

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will understand events leading to the Space Race between the U.S. and Russia through a story about a group of WWII scientists and the creation of a timeline. Students will also role play how critical engineering decisions can affect history. This lesson includes strategies for diverse learners (ELLs).
Author: 
LaFawn Berry
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
1-2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information