The Cosmic Times newspapers tell the history of our understanding of the
changing Universe through student readings tracing the major discoveries
in cosmology over the past century. Each poster resembles the front page
of a newspaper from a particular time in this history, with articles
about the various discoveries.
Here we give a brief overview of each of the Cosmic Times issues. We
also list lesson plans that can either be used as an introduction to
Cosmic Times as a whole or that are appropriate to be used with any of
the posters. The other sections of the Teachers' Guide give background
information about the articles in each Cosmic Times issue. In addtion,
those pages list lesson plans designed specifically to accompany the
science topics within that particular issue of Cosmic Times.
Students spend a few minutes at each Cosmic Times poster to
answer an open-ended question about the information on that
poster. This activity provides students an introduction to the
material on the Cosmic Times posters. It may also be used to
foster student discussion about a particular Cosmic Times
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