Story Guides The Sky Is the Limit
These resources explain technology of the 1950s and NASA's early space program efforts. Use these resources to support student inquiry into how technology shaped the 1950s. Use the Export to My Lists button above to turn this into a research list for your students.
- What was life like prior to the polio vaccine? How did American attitudes around antibiotics change in the 1950s?
- What was the National Defense Education Act? How successful was the act in preparing the United States to be leaders in technology?
- How did the Cold War affect advancements in U.S. technology and science?
- Overview: The Sky is the Limit
- Visuals: The Sky is the Limit (Visual)
- Outlines: Outline
- Transcripts: Transcript
- Lesson: Introduction
- Lesson: 1-Scientific Advances
- Lesson: 2-U.S. Response to Soviets
- Lesson: 3-Space Race
- Lesson: Closing
- Investigate Activities: Sputnik Escalates the Cold War
- Photos & Illustrations: Sputnik
- Photos & Illustrations: Cape Canaveral: first missile launch
- Photos & Illustrations: Launch of Jupiter C Explorer satellite
- Photos & Illustrations: Salk, Jonas: inoculates boy
- Photos & Illustrations: Satellite, first U.S.
- Reference Articles: Arms Race
- Reference Articles: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Reference Articles: National Defense Education Act
- Reference Articles: Space Exploration
- Reference Articles: U.S.-Soviet Space Race
- Speeches: Eisenhower, Dwight D.: Atoms for Peace speech (1953)
"The Sky Is the Limit." History Hub, ABC-CLIO, 2020, historyhub.abc-clio.com/Support/Display/2153077?cid=256. Accessed 20 Jan. 2020.
Entry ID: 2153077