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Space Race

This history scheme of work for Key Stage Two gets the children to explore how the space race in the 1950s and 1960s heralded a number of technological, cultural and political changes and advancements in the world. The class can compose news reports and speeches outlining some of the significant events in the space race.

Explore how the space race in the 1950s and 1960s heralded a number of technological, cultural and political changes and advancements in the world

Lesson One : Moon Exploration

Plan and compose a speech outlining some of the reasons for space exploration in the past

Lesson Two : Space Timeline

Build a time line to order and sequence the main historical events connected to the space race in the past

Lesson Three : Sputnik

Investigate and record the impact on the world community following the launch of Sputnik by Russia

Lesson Four : News Conference

Investigate and present information about some of the significant events in space exploration in the past

Lesson Five : Moon Landing

Research and write a report about a significant event that occurred during the space race in the post war period

Lesson Six : Neil Armstrong

Select information to use in a speech describing Armstrong’s achievements as part of the space race

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