The Space Age on the Space Coast

A National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Grant Program

The Space Age on the Space Coast is a unique professional opportunity that will help educators shape their classrooms to engage students in authentic historical inquiry about a profoundly significant era and location in U.S. history. The workshops funded by this grant will be offered two times: July 11-15, 2022 and July 25-29, 2022. Each session will focus on the unique history and culture of Florida's Space Coast and will allow K-12 educators of multiple disciplines from around the country to explore the ways in which politics, science, and culture intersected in a unique geographical location from the 1950's through today. Participants will gather at the Astronauts' Memorial Foundation on the campus of the Kennedy Visitors Center in Cape Canaveral, FL to interact with historians, education specialists, astronauts, and engineers.

Planned Site Experiences: Kennedy Visitor's Center, the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket Center, Cape Canaveral Space Force Base, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, Astronaut Family Beachhouse, Harry and Harriette Moore Cultural Complex, Space X Facility, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports a series of one-week workshops for K-12 educators across the nation to enhance and strengthen humanities teaching at the K-12 level. Projects employ a place-based approach and are designed to offer educators a unique and compelling opportunity to deepen and expand their knowledge of the diverse histories, cultures, traditions, languages, and perspectives of the American people.


The Space Age on the Space Coast has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website and associated programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

COVID Disclaimer: Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.

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About the Program

Space Age Resources


Applications for The Space Age on the Space Coast are now open!

Applications will be open between November 15, 2021 and March 1, 2022, so be sure to get your application in as soon as you can! All applicants for the program will be notified by March 25, 2022 of their participation status. 

Participants are selected by a committee, which will consist of three or more members, including the project director(s) and at least one K-12 classroom teacher. They will evaluate all complete applications to select a group of participants and to identify alternates. Depending on public health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202-606-8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

The Space Age on the Space Coast

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Principles of Civility for NEH Professional Development Programs

NEH Seminars, Institutes, and Landmarks programs are intended to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; and foster a community of inquiry that provides models of excellence in scholarship and teaching. 

NEH expects that project directors will take responsibility for encouraging an ethos of openness and respect, upholding the basic norms of civil discourse. 

Seminar, Institute, and Landmarks presentations and discussions should be: 

  1. firmly grounded in rigorous scholarship, and thoughtful analysis; 
  2. conducted without partisan advocacy; 
  3. respectful of divergent views; 
  4. free of ad hominem commentary; and 
  5. devoid of ethnic, religious, gender, disability, or racial bias. 

NEH welcomes comments, concerns, or suggestions on these principles at

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Sarah Drake Brown
Associate Director
National Council for History Education
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