Week 4 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Assess the cultural and social impact of Sputnik on the United States. How did it promote fears about science and technology? How did it stimulate hope?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from this week’s required material(s) and one additional source. This additional source should be an image, an article from a popular media source (e.g. Life, Time, Newsweek, the New York Times), or a clip from a news broadcast. It must be from the 15-year period between the time of Sputnik (1957) and the last Apollo mission (1972). Properly cite any references. By Day 7, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts and one of your instructor’s.