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Lesson One – Moon Exploration

This history teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to plan and compose a speech outlining some of the reasons for space exploration in the past. The class can identify and record reasons for some of the significant historical events that lead to the Moon landing.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to plan and compose a speech outlining some of the reasons for space exploration in the past

Learning Objectives

Describe and make links between the main events, situations and changes within and across different periods and societies. How to find out about the events, people and changes from an appropriate range of sources of information.

Learning Outcomes

I can explain reasons as to why countries in the world pursued space travel in the past. I know that we can find out about the past from comments used to describe a particular event.

Moon Exploration

Teaching sequence to help the children plan and compose a speech outlining some of the reasons for space exploration in the past

John F Kennedy Speech

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children identify reasons for space exploration in the 1950s and 1960s

Moon Landing Notes

Activity to help the children collect facts and information to use in a speech about space travel in the past that lead to the Moon landing

Moon Landing

Template to help the children write a speech to explain reasons for space travel in the past that lead to the Moon landing

Moon Exploration

Interactive activity to help the children plan and compose a speech outlining some of the reasons for space exploration in the past

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to plan and compose a speech outlining some of the reasons for space exploration in the past

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