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Program Flyer: Baikonur and the Soviet Space Race

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Content Provider   Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center  2010-11 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Eveline Yang
Ballantine Hall 542A
1020 N. Kirkwood Road
Bloomington, IN  47405
United States
Phone: (812) 856-1126
Fax: (812) 855-8667
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 8 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   5
Primary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Gifted & Talented, Performing Arts, Social Studies/History, Technology/Information Science
Program Description   This program attempts to fill in the gaps in our understanding of the Space Race, as seen from the other side: namely, the Soviet Union. We look at both their successes and failures, as well as the modern reality of the Russian space program being located in the independent country of Kazakhstan.
Program Format   1. This program begins with introductions and research questions.
2. We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation.
3. We view short videos on the Space Race via YouTube
4. Participants have a guided question & answer session
Objectives   The participant will:
- list at least five achievements of the Soviet Space age
- explore the differences between the United States and the Soviet Union
- develop an appreciation for freedom of information in the USA
- compare Kazakhstan's Cosmodrome with the Kennedy Space Center
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National
NSS-World History.5-12.9
NSS-US History.5-12.9
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Indiana
Social Sciences

USH.7.6 Explain and analyze changing relations between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1960 to 1980 as demonstrated by the Cuban Missile Crisis, the crisis in Berlin, the U-2 incident, the space race and the SALT agreements.
Program Length   30 - 45 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   Multipoint Cost: $0.00
By Request Cost: $0.00
Program Fee Notes   All Programs FREE of charge. We are a government funded center mandated to provide content to educators and the general public.
Cancellation Policy   Our programs are free, but programs cancelled with less than a week's notice will be recorded, and may effect the availability of future content for that requestor.
Is recording allowed?   No
Recording Notes   Recording is permitted with prior approval from content provider.
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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