Our Place in Space
Our Place in Space is an interdisciplinary unit extending beyond the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in Science. The unit uses advanced level reading, writing and discussion skills to explore humanity’s changing views of its role in the universe over time. “Change over time” is the overarching theme of the unit, with a subtext of technological advancement as the impetus for that change. By participating in this unit, students should grasp the following sub-concepts:
- A linear understanding of time; growth and change over time, and present day within the context of history.
- The importance of technological advancements, and the limitations upon understanding that they impose.
- Change happens in fits and starts, with successes and failures; it is not a natural progression.