There are milestones in human history that are so epic they just have to be taught. One of them that ignites kids’ imaginations is the Apollo 11 mission and the Moon landing that took place on 20 July 1969. In this pack, we’ll provide a framework to build your curriculum around using KidsKonnect worksheets.
See the fact file below for more information on the Apollo 11 Moon landing or alternatively, you can download our 9-page Teaching about the Moon Landing Curriculum worksheet pack to utilize within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
Where to start
- The first place that’s always fun to start, is looking at the moon and having kids start thinking about the scale of space. Ask them what the longest trip they ever had was, then have them think about just how far 238,855 miles is – that’s how far away the moon is.
- Another fun mental exercise is to ask your students to pull their
Smartphones out their pockets and do a few equations on the calculator app. Then, let them know that the computer they hold in their hands is more powerful than the one that sent Man to the moon for the first time!
- Getting into the nitty-gritty of the Moon landing, it’s important to demonstrate that human exploration has often come out of a great need: For the European maritime explorers, it was about establishing trade routes to the far east. During the 18th century, it was about European powers expanding their empires and wealth.
- The mission to the moon was also propelled by great need, and it wasn’t just science – it was a race!
- After WWII, the Soviet Union and the United States were no longer allies and found themselves with opposing ideologies. The US was capitalistic, and the Soviets were communist. And so, a struggle between the superpowers for global supremacy began to take place, and space was the setting.
- But space is not hospitable to life – it’s cold, there’s no oxygen, and on places like the moon, there’s no atmosphere and little gravity. So how did they do it? What engineering problems needed to be solved to get man there and back safely?
- Importantly, how do you get a nation to back an ambition that will cost billions and risk lives? This is where the leadership and powerful speeches of US President JFK came in.
- The Apollo 11 mission to the Moon is a wonderful example of many subjects converging into one: There’s history, science, astronomy, politics, famous figures, and of course edge-of-your-seat drama and adventure.
- So turn over to the next page to see our selection of worksheet packs you can use for teaching the Moon Landing.
Teaching about the Moon Landing Curriculum Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle that includes everything you need to know about the events around the Moon Landing across 9 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Moon Landing which was a huge moment in human history. Learn all about the technology, political drivers, the brave astronauts, the Moon and more!
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Teaching about the Moon Landing
- Lesson Plan Template
- Suggested Worksheets
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Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.