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First Moon Landing


Found in: math, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon. On July 21, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the lunar surface. These lessons, resources, and activities capture the excitement of the culmination of Space Race between the USSR and the US that began with the launch and Earth orbit of Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957.

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  • We Choose The Moon is an interactive that lets students take Apollo 11 from the launch pad to the Moon and home again.

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