ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (6) 24 :
24 ) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 21-23 above.) [W.6.4]

[SS2010] USS6 (6) 10 :
10 ) Analyze changing economic priorities and cycles of economic expansion and contraction for their impact on society since World War II.

Examples: shift from manufacturing to service economy, higher standard of living, globalization, outsourcing, insourcing, "boom and bust," economic bubbles

•  Identifying policies and programs that had an economic impact on society since World War II
Examples: Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (G. I. Bill of Rights), Medicare and Medicaid, Head Start programs, space exploration, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), environmental protection issues (Alabama)

•  Analyzing consequences of immigration for their impact on national and Alabama economies since World War II (Alabama)
Subject: English Language Arts (6), Social Studies (6)
Title: Two Minds Think Alike: Kennedy and Von Braun

This activity may serve as a final activity after a study of the 1960's Space Race. Students will utilize their prior knowledge of President Kennedy's entry into the Space Race, the role of Wernher Von Braun, and Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center. Students will write newspaper articles describing the policies and programs that Kennedy expanded in order to be the first to the moon. 

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project. 

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