Resources


   
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
   
Moon 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11
Apollo timeline, object gallery, image gallery, podcasts and videos by museum experts, share your story opportunity
   
Moon Apollo to the Moon
On-line version of the Apollo 11 exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum
   
Moon The Apollo Program
This site presents imagery & information from manned Apollo missions. This information comes from NASA and the National Air and Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies collection.
   
Moon Top ten scientific discoveries
Top ten scientific discoveries made during Apollo exploration of the Moon
   
   
NASA
   
Moon Apollo 40th Anniversary
NASA celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Program. Scroll to bottom for some interesting links.
   
Moon The Apollo Program
This site covers human space flight and the Apollo program (missions Apollo 7 – 17)
   
Moon Lunar Exploration Timeline
Timeline of Lunar Exploration
   
   
Teacher Resources
   
Moon Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – video conferences to your class
“To the Moon and possibly Mars” is one of several interactive videoconferences offered by the National Air and Space Museum. If your students can’t visit the museum, the museum will come to them.
   
Moon Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – teaching poster – Living and Working in Space
Introduces students to the environmental conditions, the challenges that must be overcome to live and work there, and advances in spacesuit technology. Students consider various reasons for going to space and compare conditions in space with those on Earth.
   
Moon NASA’s AP History and AP Human Geography content
NASA’s Apollo Program had a great effect on the recent history and politics of the United States. US History students will be exposed to this rich history as they interpret its meaning and connection with other events in that time period. They will analyze primary and secondary sources to answer document-based essay questions that evaluate their understanding of a particular topic related to the Apollo Program.

In our efforts to better understand space, NASA’s Apollo Program also helped give a greater understanding of the Earth. Students in Human Geography will learn about different aspects of the Apollo program and analyze the social and environmental consequences as they answer a free-response styled question.

   
Moon Smithsonian National Museum of American History – primary source guide [PDF]
This brand new guide offers a wealth of practical information for teaching students about primary sources – including documents, objects, photographs and oral histories. Handy charts demonstrate the strengths and limitations of each source and questioning strategies help your students analyze source materials.
   
Moon George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media
A website focused on key topics in U.S. history, and designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
   
Moon National Archives
This website is the National Archives’ gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students. There is extensive information about how to teach with documents. This site also provides information about and links to the Presidential Libraries -including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon.
   
Moon Library of Congress
The Library of Congress not only answers the question of why use primary sources, but gives educators constructive tips on where to find them and how to use them.
   
Moon National History Day
National History Day is an academic program for elementary and secondary school students. Each year students from across the country choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research to produce an original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentary. These products are entered into competitions in the local and state levels. The program culminates with a national competition held each year at the University of Maryland at College Park.
   
Moon Great Images in NASA
The Great Images in NASA (GRIN) system provides a database of photos documenting NASA
   
Moon We Choose the Moon – Kennedy Presidential Library
An interactive animation explaining the Apollo 11 mission, including image galleries, film footage and audio recordings. This site explains the various stages of the mission.
   
   
Session Resources for use in the classroom
The following primary sources are referenced in the respective conference sessions. Please experience the live or recorded session from the "Program" area of the site for context and/or lesson ideas.
   
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Session 1—Placing Apollo in Historical Context

   
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Session 2—Getting to the Moon: Apollo Technology

   
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Session 3—Presidents, Politics, Social Climate

   
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Session 4—Apollo Artifacts

   
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Session 5—Apollo Imagery and its Place in Modern American Society

   
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Session 6—Remembering Apollo

Images of Apollo 11 Commemorative Medals:

   
   
   
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