Becoming A Spacewalker

Becoming A Spacewalker

My Journey to the Stars

eBook - 2014
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"This nonfiction picture book is a children's version of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross's autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA's Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, designed for ages 7-12. Told in friendly first-person narration, it represents how Ross followed his dream from rural 1950s northern Indiana to Purdue University and then outer space. Ross possessed specific character traits that helped him make choices and overcome obstacles as he struggled against the odds to realize his dream: curiosity, persistence, and believing in himself. As the story unfolds and readers begin to make personal connections with Ross, his approach to problem solving and working through setbacks provides a powerful example for children. Content area concepts are integrated throughout the story, including but not limited to science, technology, engineering, math, visual literacy, financial literacy, geography, flight, and the race to space. Gravity, for example, is a major theme illustrated within the content of the story. Online guides for teachers using the book in a classroom setting (third to fourth grade recommended) are linked to throughout. A map of the United States on the inside front cover invites children to follow the path of Ross's journey from Crown Point, Indiana, to Kennedy Space Center. A timeline on the inside back cover compares and contrasts benchmark events in Ross's life and career with important events in flight and space travel history."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781612493596
1612493599
9781612493602
1557536937
9781557536938
Branch Call Number: 629.45 Ro
Description: 1 online resource (31 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Audience: Grades 4 to 6
Ages 7-12
Additional Contributors: Gunderson, Susan G.
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