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Christa McAuliffe, September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986
January 28, 2020 marked a memorial date significant for teachers.
Christa McAuliffe dreamed of space travel in her early childhood. On January 28, 1986, Christa McAuliffe, wife, mother, and High School teacher left earth as a part of the seven-person crew of the spacecraft Challenger.
The Challenger exploded – 73 seconds later. All life inside perished instantly.
Prepared to Teach
As a professional Educator, Christa had planned two lesson units to teach kids from her classroom in space.
- Lesson #1 Topics: Introduce, explain crew functions, equipment, and the Mission.
- Lesson #2 Topics: Explain/explore life on board, effervescences, chromatography, liquids, and Newton’s Laws.
“I touch the future. I teach.” Christa McAuliffe
The unplanned lesson she taught was that the dream is worth the risk. Later, her lessons were presented in her honor from the International Space Station.
Teachers are doing their jobs in all types of classroom situations. They are ‘challenged’ in every way, every day, in their efforts to pursue their dream of making a difference in the lives of children.
Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids is humbly committed to supporting teachers by striving to present educational resources to supplement and enrich lesson plans.
Our Curriculum Corner Library, a work in progress, expands on the variety of fun facts in the posts with applications in the basic core skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Seasonal curriculum additions for Winter will include: The Snowflake, Bears, Valentine-(Kindness Day), and a Health/Nutrition unit with The Immune System, (the second in Your Amazing Body! series).
“Every day is Teacher Appreciation Day!”
From Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids and Ms. Jo, Curriculum Writer.
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