Imagination & Innovation – Google Site

A total lunar eclipse begins as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on the arrival of the winter solstice, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Arlington, VA. From beginning to end, the eclipse will last about three hours and twenty-eight minutes. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
A total lunar eclipse begins as the full moon is shadowed by the Earth on the arrival of the winter solstice, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 in Arlington, VA. From beginning to end, the eclipse will last about three hours and twenty-eight minutes. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

I am excited to introduce my new Google Site! I chose to focus on something that I find interesting and inspiring for this document based lesson, space travel.

Taking a step back from traditional education about space travel – the Space Race, the 1969 Moon landing, Apollo 13, and so on – I wanted to focus this project on some of the driving forces of space travel, and the enduring motivators of history: imagination and innovation.

The essential question for this lesson is: what is the relationship between imagination and innovation within the context of space travel? Students will use historical thinking skills such as contextualization and corroboration to examine text and media sources. Using these sources, I hope students will begin to unravel the relationship between innovation and imagination, and be inspired to analyze how both influenced one of the biggest dreams of the 20th century, and fueled ambitions for the future.

One Reply to “Imagination & Innovation – Google Site”

  1. Such an fascinating subject with a wealth of documentary record. I think it will be interesting to tie the more current space efforts back to the early dreams of space travel.

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