Rolling Hills Preparatory history teacher Kathy Hagee was chosen out of a national selection of kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers to attend a three-day colloquium entitled, Technology’s Impact on American History: NASA and Flight Technology, a press release said.
Sponsored by the National Council for History Education, Library of Congress and The Astronauts Memorial Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the colloquium examined the history of government’s role in “shaping technology and promoting innovation” in order to create online, primary source lessons and resources, the release said.
Hagee developed a project-based lesson around the primary documents presented at the colloquium which prepared a detailed timeline for the Cold War. Students took on the role of modern-day tech companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic and were provided with classified documents from the Cold War. Utilizing these documents, the students created presentations on the Cold War through the lens of the space race between the years 1945 to 1962.
As a participant, Hagee received membership to the National Council for History Education and has been asked to present the lesson at next year’s NCHE conference where she will continue to make an impact in national educational institutions, the release said.