Final History IA

Final History IA - History Internal Assessment Scarlett...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–6. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
History Internal Assessment Scarlett Hood – IB# 000841-021 Classen School of Advanced Studies Oklahoma City, Oklahoma U.S.A Session: May 2011 Words: 1,522
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Table of Contents A. Plan of Investigation 1 B. Summary of Evidence 1-4 C. Evaluation of Sources 4 D. Analysis 4-5 E. Conclusion 5-6 F. Bibliography 7-8
Background image of page 2
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
How significant of a role did Jerrie Cobb play in the progression of women becoming astronauts in the NASA program? A. Plan of Investigation The investigation assesses the significance of Jerrie Cobb in the women space program for NASA. In order to evaluate Cobb’s significance, the investigation evaluates her role in the early stages of the program as the first woman astronaut and the rugged training program she endured during the NASA training in the 1960s. Autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, and oral history interviews will be mostly used to evaluate Cobb’s significance. Two of the sources used in the essay, Mercury 13 by Martha Ackmann, and Solo Pilot by Jerrie Cobb are then evaluated for their origins, purposes, values, and limitations. B. Summary of Evidence In the 1960’s, space aviation was a new adventure for the United States. Russia had just launched their first satellite into space, and the race to place the first man in space was on. Since the United States came in second to put satellites in space, they wanted to be the first to put man in space. As the United States set-up the Apollo training program, only men were accepted to train (Bilstein). Females were piloting airplanes and setting world records; however, space was a different story. The Lovelace Institute knew females were just as equally qualified, and to test their theory, they embarked on a journey to put women through astronaut training. Jerri Cobb, a young aviator who had set many world records inspired to be right in the middle of this new venture (Ackmann).
Background image of page 4
She was a true pioneer in the world of aviation. She was not only an avid pilot; she was an innovator who outlined the path for women in the space area (Cobb). Cobb trained as one of America’s original astronauts, that is, until NASA decided only men were fit for space exploration (NASA Quest). As a comparison, as Glenn represents the original seven male astronauts, Cobb represents the women who were prepared to make similar sacrifices for their country but were denied the opportunity (Ackmann). Most people relate space and women astronauts to Sally Ride or Shannon Lucid, even though these women are a part of an elite group, we should not forget to include Jerrie Cobb among this select group (Ackmann). With Jerrie’s initial drive and accomplishments, she laid the pathway for women like Sally Ride and Shannon Lucid (Cobb). Cobb started flying early in her life, at age 12, mostly due to the influence by her father
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 6
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 11

Final History IA - History Internal Assessment Scarlett...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 6. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online