Paired Texts: Earth and space exploration



Classroom Application

  1. Assign both articles to your students.

  2. After reading, your students will complete the following customized Write prompt for the 2016 article to make the connection between articles: "Following the style of the 1912 account of the discovery of the South Pole, write an account of the discovery of another planet with life. Use two facts from the historical article and change them to incorporate new facts that highlight the differences between travel on Earth and travel in space."

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