The Space Age on the Space Coast

Participant Historical Inquiry Lessons

A National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks Grant Program

The two workshops funded by this grant (July 11-15, 2022 and July 25-29, 2022) will focus on the unique history and culture of Florida's Space Coast. Educators from around the country, representing multiple disciplines, will explore the ways in which the politics, science, and culture intersected on the coast of Florida from the 1950's through today.

Each educator participating in The Space Age 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.


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


Historical Inquiry Lessons

Elementary School

Ace Schwarz Science Equity in STEM

Middle School

Ace Schwarz


Equity in STEM

Noah Bielby Science We Choose to Go to the Moon

High School

Katie Black

U.S. History

The Space Race Begins
Photograph Activity

 Mandy Cowgill  U.S. History  The Space Race as a Reflection of a Cold War