Do not just teach your students about American history, let them live it. You will be able to do just that by setting up and completing a learning experience that will allow students to prepare for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The lesson focuses on team building, leadership assessment and understanding the miracle of Apollo 11 through President Kennedy's vision. The lesson begins as students enter the space center as a research and development team. The team will choose the leadership that will take the Saturn V rocket to the moon. Then the students will conduct research including the creation of a lunar rover, understand the power of the Saturn V, landing the lunar module on the moon and preparing for a space emergency. Students will assess their peers as they develop leadership traits while studying the historical leaders of Apollo 11. This lesson is established to included interdisciplinary components involving multiple teachers or a team, but can be completed independently by a single teacher in the classroom. This lesson is a highly engaging look at the mission and American history. Some prep work is needed to prepare the four stations that will help students develop leadership traits. Tried and proven in class with student applause showing us their appreciation for the learning experience (11th Grade).
Candidate File - Apollo Astronauts Profiles
Projector A File - PPT Instructions & Video
Projector B File - PPT Slide for Aesthetics & Video Link
Research and Development Packet for Student Work