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Anniversary of the First Step on the Moon

July 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

From Read Write Think:

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” With those words, Neil Armstrong was the first person to step on the moon. Armstrong’s historic first step on July 20, 1969, was a hallmark mission in the U.S. space program and marked the first time humans stood physically on a celestial object other than Earth. See Armstrong’s biography for a movie showing the historic moment.

The words Armstrong spoke (audio from NASA) as he stepped onto the moon were carefully chosen. Even so, Armstrong is reported to have made a mistake. NASA planned for Armstrong to say, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” (emphasis mine); however, he left out the word “a” when he stepped onto the moon’s surface. 

For more information and related resources, visit  https://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/1969-first-human-walked


More Resources:

Starchild (NASA)

Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

Teacher Created Resources – activity and reading comprehension

The Guardian (newspaper)

Twinkl (education resources)

BBC Teach

First Steps Education Guide

Teaching American History

Teach Engineering Life on the Moon and Moon Walk


123 Homeschool 4 Me

NISEMoon Activities, and  Moon Adventure Game

NASAApollo 11, The Missions and Earth’s Moon



July 3, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT
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