Explore the major events in the history of astronomy as you journey through our solar system through readings, media presentations, and observations. The goal of this course is to expand your understanding of the night sky through active investigations. You will have the opportunity to examine and apply the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as the connections between the NGSS and the Common Core, as you develop lessons and activities to enrich your science curriculum. The rich, engaging environment of the online classroom will allow you to connect with other educators as you share resources, lessons and ideas. The textbook, Astronomy, by Dinah Moche, is to be purchased separately and Internet access is required. Assignments are available for teachers who are not currently in the classroom.