The Space Race on the Space Coast

Participant Historical Inquiry Lessons

A National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Grant Program

The two workshops funded by this grant, which will take place from July 11-15, 2022 and July 25-29, 2022, will focus on the unique history and culture of Florida's Space Coast. This project will allow K-12 educators of multiple disciplines from around the country explore the ways in which the politics, science, and culture intersected in a unique geographical location from the 1950's through today. 

Each educator participating in The Space Race on the Space Coast will create a historical inquiry lesson for K-12 classrooms at the conclusion of their landmark workshop. These lessons will be made available on this page so that others might benefit from the expertise and experience of the participants as they seek to engage students in authentic historical inquiry.

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 Race 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. 


Historical Inquiry Lessons

Participant historical inquiry lessons will be available beginning in August, 2022!