July 20th is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission when the first humans walked on the moon. I still remember watching it as a boy on our black-and-white TV set in the living room.
I thought I’d put together a short “The Best…” list highlighting a few resources people might find useful — if you happen to be teaching summer school.
You might also be interested in these other “The Best…” lists:
Here are my picks for “The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing” (and, of course, are accessible to English Language Learners):
Space: 40 years since man walked on the Moon is the title of a nice interactive from Agence France Presse.
The Smithsonian has a neat multimedia interactive timeline on the mission.
We Choose The Moon has been set-up by the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library & Museum. Starting on July 16th, you can “experience a real-time audio and visual re-creation of the historic mission” on the website.
You can watch a seven-minute video about the mission here.
National Geographic has a video of the moon walk.
How Stuff Works also has a number of short videos on the mission.
Remembering Apollo 11 is a collection of photos from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture photo blog.
Here’s a quote from The New York Times: “On Thursday, 40 years to the day after the Apollo 11 spacecraft began its journey to the moon, NASA released what it called, “newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk.” You can view it here.
LIFE Magazine has just published a slideshow titled Apollo 11 – Scenes From The Moon.
40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing is a series of photos from the Denver Post.
The Times of London has a good slideshow on the mission.
ESOL Courses has a very nice reading, along with comprehension questions, on the lunar landing.
Celebrating Apollo 11′s Return To Earth is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
The Associated Press has an impressive interactive.
Here are several additions to this list. All of them are from The New York Times:
A narrated slideshow titled Mission To The Moon.
The History Channel has some good videos.
The Incredible Things NASA Did to Train Apollo Astronauts is a photo gallery from Wired.
Here’s a thank you letter from Neil Armstrong to the makers of his space suit.
Feel free to share additional suggestions.