Lesson details

5, 9, 10, 11

Social Studies

English Language Arts


Cold War (5)

Reading - Informational Text

The Development of Nation-States and Empires in the 16th – 19th Centuries


Language, Craft, and Structure-Analyze/provide evidence impact of author's choice

Language, Craft, and Structure-Determine author's point of view/purpose, analyze use of rhetorical questions

Social, Cultural, and Economic Developments

The Industrial Revolution

Recommended Technology: 

Students could use flipgrid to complete virtual debates with one another.

Rhetoric & Space Race

1-2 hours
Lesson type: 
Traditional Lesson
Lesson overview: 

Students will engage in a debate over whether the United States should enter the Space Race using rhetoric and historical information.

Essential Question: 

Should the US enter the Space Race?

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Lesson created by:
Cameron Cook
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