3mission – Which strategy (WAC) will you use? He flew in the Gemini 10 mission, and he had walked in space.His mission was to find the perfect gift for his mother.mission – n – a special job or task syn
4descent – Which strategy (WAC) will you use? During that time, they would fire Columbia’s engines to slow themselves down and get into lunar orbit. If it worked, their next step would be to prepare Eagle for its descent to the Moon.As we approached home, the captain turned on the airplane’s fasten seatbelt sign in preparation for our descent.descent – n. – coming from a higher place to a lower one syn & ant
5accomplish – Which strategy (WAC) will you use? Armstrong moved his left leg away from Eagle’s footpad and planted his foot in the lunar soil—the first human step on another world. It gave many people a sense of awe and a feeling of pride that humanity had accomplished such a feat. I can’t believe how much school work I have accomplished. I’ll have plenty of time to watch my favorite television show tonight. accomplish – vb – to do something successfully syn & ant
6feat – Which strategy (WAC) will you use? For Jerome, being quiet for two minutes was a feat. He was constantly talking or tapping his fingers.Because Jim was scared of heights, going off the high-dive was quite a feat.feat – n. – an act or deed that shows great courage, strength, or skill syn & ant
7humanity – n. – people; all human beings humanity – Which strategy (WAC) will you use?It is difficult to know the true meaning or importance of humanity’s first voyage to another world.Scientists predict that global warming is a serious threat for all of humanity.humanity – n. – people; all human beings
8This selection is a nonfiction narrative: Facts about real people, places, or events are includedThe real people become characters; the real places become settings; and the real events become the plotSometimes an author may add information about what a particular character is thinking or feeling even though the author could not really know this informationThis selection will explain the procedures & difficulties astronauts face as well as the feelings of people that witnessed man’s first steps on the moon.
9What do you know about our moon? The moon is the Earth’s only natural satellite.It was first visited in 1959 by the unmanned Soviet spacecraft Luna.The moon’s surface is mostly made up of cratered highlands & is covered with dust & rocks.It is directly exposed to solar winds because it has no atmosphere.Water in the form of ice was found in craters near its south pole.
10Focus QuestionsHow do the preparations for space travel and land journeys differ?How are astronauts similar to the early land and sea explorers?What makes a quest for humanity different from a personal quest?