The Space Race 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
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.