Today is the anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, one of mankind's greatest achievements. It is a little disappointing to think nearly fifty years on we would have done a little more in space but I am hopeful that today's students will take us even further in the future if we share the great accomplishments of the past.
Race to the moon is a good resource for students to gain an understanding of the space race in the sixties and places all of the key events in a simple to follow timeline. Students can learn about the crew and technology that took us to the moon including the Saturn V rocket which to this day is still the most powerful and fastest 'thing' we have ever created.
Liftoff into Space is a lesson plan that explores the space race and space exploration as a whole.
Finally, what the space race can teach us about collaboration is a useful article for older students to explore the unity and understanding of many required to achieve a common goal. It could lead into a great activity exploring the collaboration required to send a person to Mars