For this portion of the materials, I included two “Piktographs” for students to use as a resource for their research for the final assignment. The first is one on the contributions specifically from West Virginia to the space race. It includes specific people from West Virginia and their contributions to this portion of our nation’s history. This way students are able to make home connections to West Virginia. The second Piktograph is one specifically on The Green Bank Observatory located in Green Bank, WV. It is home to the first radio telescope, as well as being the first national astronomy observatory. Although this isn’t explicitly related to the space race, it is an important aspect of our state and nation’s history and how they advanced in the topic of space through the research preformed at this facility on the radio telescopes.
Flanagan, Katelyn, "The Green Bank Observatory and The Space Race - Introduction" (2017). West Virginia Connection. 8.