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The New Moon Race

Discussion Starters

Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In the 1950s and '60s the US and the Soviet Union had an intense rivalry. They both wanted to be the first to explore space. Which country will be the next to put a manned spacecraft on the moon? Find out what your students think.

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Focus

topic-based
4-skills
space
exploration
expressing opinions

Vocabulary

intense
rivalry
launch
satellite
momentum
analyst
exploration
funding
agency
maintain
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