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Explorers Past and Future  

Throughout human history, men and women have been bravely setting out to explore new lands. After researching explorers from the past, we will explore the real possibility that ordinary humans will begin migrating and exploring new frontiers in space.
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Survey: Stay or Go?

If you had the opportunity (when you are an adult) to go to the Moon, Mars, or an asteroid to live on a space colony, would you go? 


Assignment Summary

1. Write a research report on an explorer from the past.

2. Write a first-person letter from the explorer you studied explaining why you are leaving and what you hope to find. 

3. Read and Discuss: close reading of the online news articles about space colonization.

4. Understanding basic email etiquette.

5. Write a first-person email from your 25 year-old self explaining to friends and family why you are leaving Earth and what you hope to find.


Colonizing Mars


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