Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Sputnik and the Space Race

Begining the Space Race:The Launch of Sputnik

A panelist of Space Specialist (Sputnik Program and U.S. Foreign Policy) speak about the launch of Sputnik and the effects of it on the world, specifically the U.S.

Description

A panelist of space specialists speak about the launch of Sputnik and the effects of it on the world, and specifically within the U.S.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why does Mr. Khrushchev suggest that the U.S.S.R wasn't really engaged in a "Space Race” with the U.S.A.?
  • Describe the reactions of the American public, journalists and politicians when Sputnik was launched. What were some of the National Security concerns?
  • In what ways did the "Space Race" influence education in the United States?

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Soviet Union
  • Space Race
  • Sputnik

Topics

U.S. History

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh School