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Baikonur and the Soviet Space Race

from Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

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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.

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Length

30 - 45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Performing Arts, Technology/Information Science, Gifted & Talented


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Zoom



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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Bloomington, IN
United States

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

Contact:
Michael Krautkraemer
iaau@indiana.edu
8128561126

Program Details

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

Standards Alignment

National Standards

National
NSS-World History.5-12.9
ERA 9: THE 20TH CENTURY SINCE 1945: PROMISES AND PARADOXES
NSS-US History.5-12.9
ERA 9: POSTWAR UNITED STATES (1945 TO EARLY 1970s)

State Standards

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.