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Lesson Plan: Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: 6-8

Duration: 60 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the names of the Apollo 11 astronauts who walked on the moon
  • Understand the significance of the Apollo 11 mission
  • Can describe the challenges faced by the astronauts during the mission


This lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, discussion, and group activities.



Introduction (10 minutes)

The teacher will introduce the topic of the Apollo 11 mission and ask students what they know about it.

Lecture (20 minutes)

The teacher will give a brief lecture on the Apollo 11 mission, focusing on the role of Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin.

Video (10 minutes)

The class will watch a video of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Discussion (10 minutes)

The class will discuss the significance of the Apollo 11 mission and the challenges faced by the astronauts during the mission.

Group Activity (10 minutes)

Students will work in groups to complete the Apollo 11 Moonwalking Activity handout.

Conclusion (10 minutes)

The teacher will summarize the key points of the lesson and ask students to share what they learned.

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10 months ago
This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History/Social Studies.

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