To acquaint students with the historical sequence of lunar
To give students opportunities to use the internet to gather
To help students create timelines to present information
in a visual format.
NETS Standards Categories
supported 1, 3, 4, 5
See the student activity
for background information
on President Kennedy's reasons for proposing the goal to
reach the Moon. You may want to use this with the group
prior to beginning the activity .
1. Apollo Timelines
Use the software package TimeLiner to create a bulletin
board timeline which shows the Apollo Missions. You can
vary this assignment by showing all lunar missions or showing
only those made by the US or those made by the USSR. A list
of these lunar missions can be found at the Lunar
Exploration site, A Timeline
of Exploration, or the Apollo
2. Using Timelines
Have students use their timeline to create a quiz which
can be answered by referring to the visual. Questions such
as the following can be posted near the timeline for others
to try their skill:
During which year did most of the
Apollo Missions occur?
When was the last of the Apollo Missions?
When did the first humans land on the Moon?
See the Correlations
to Standards for graphing with the TimeLiner program.