2003: A Space Tragedy: Examining the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster


  • Aug 6 2010 5:32 PM

    Susanne Melton


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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students examine the facts and logistics connected to the space shuttle Columbia tragedy and present what they have learned about the incident. Students create presentation posters to illustrate findings, present research in the form of a teach-in, and compose reflective essays exploring the benefits and drawbacks of space travel and exploration.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Career & Technical Ed, Earth & Space Science, Reading Comprehension, History-Social Science, English-Language Arts, Science, United States History, Arts, Media, & Entertainment, Writing Strategies


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    • Teacher Materials

    Tool for: Administrators, Parents, Teachers


    Instructional Strategy

    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Discussions; Cooperative Learning