Saturday, August 25, 2012

Teachable Moment: Neil Armstrong



"I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer," Armstrong said in February 2000, in a rare public appearance. 

...one giant leap for mankind.
From this statement, we can ascertain, 

Definition: Nerd
One who has great intelligence, focus, and raw guts. A brilliant adventure hero.

1. US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies, first man on Moon

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19381098

Apollo 11 takes off.

2.  Obituary: Neil Armstrong, moon landings astronaut

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11162858 

3. Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies

http://news.yahoo.com/neil-armstrong-1st-man-moon-dies-193954975.html 

This music seems appropriate, and NASA video.

4.  Elton John - Rocket Man 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GAKOLOnfV4

5. The Eagle Has Landed: The First Moon Landing (1969) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPWSUy75pIo 

Here is a link to Kennedy's famous Space speech; I have observed it many times in CAHSEE Writing prompts. Good to study, plus just so eloquent. It would be very effective to have your class, whether it is math, English, History Science or Art-- listen to this speech, especially in the light of the Curiosity success.

 John F. Kennedy  Address at Rice University on the Nation's Space Program

 "Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked." JFK

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkriceuniversity.htm 


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