Apollo Home Learning
Here is the website we looked at yesterday: http://wechoosethemoon.org/
We need some quotations for our moon landing articles. Google search for quotes from Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin from the moon landings. Note down your quotations and who said what in your general work books. Two or three would be plenty. Make sure you write down exactly what was said. This is very important for reporters.
This is from a very famous speech by John F Kennedy, the President of America, inspiring the Americans to race to the moon. He gave the speech in 1962.
But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
Do you have any relatives who watched the moon landings on TV? Email them to find out what it was like to watch this historic moment. We will email my parents tomorrow for their thoughts.
Watch the you tube clip of the Apollo 11 taking off. Imagine your are there at Cape Canaveral, Florida, watching this. You are an eye witness.
Make up a quotation that describes the sight and your feelings. A real reporter would never make up quotes, but I am letting you break the first rule of journalism.