Lesson Plan

Meet Four Pioneering African American Astronauts

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An out-of-this-world resource introduces young scientists to four African American astronauts: Michael P. Anderson, Ronald E. McNair, Guion S. Bluford Jr., and Jeanette J. Epps. Groups read biographies of these individuals and prepare presentations that reveal their education, careers, and how race influenced their lives.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Add a fifth research group and have them create a presentation for Mae C. Jemison
Classroom Considerations
  • The links to the four astronauts' biographies within the resource do not work; however, other bios are available on the internet
  • Discussion questions and an answer key are included
  • None