Students will read and analyze two points of view on the Space Race (President Kennedy in 1961 and Carl Dreher in 1962) by answering 32 questions and completing a creative task. The answers are included where appropriate and this would be great for a sub! Sample questions include:
--How could Kennedy say it wasn’t a “defensive” role?
--In what way can freedom be secured?
--Write a contextually appropriate synonym, or definition, for “marshaled.”
--Rewrite the second to last paragraph in your own words to demonstrate understanding.
--Explain Dreher’s observation on national self-respect.
--In what way(s) was NASA not quite exuding confidence to many opponents of the race?
--Why might he have used the term “conquered” regarding the moon?
--Which of President Kennedy's points does Dreher most effectively counter and why?
--If you could re-title each excerpt what would you choose and why?