Saturday, August 25, 2012

Videos - Neil Armstrong and the Moon

The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away today at age 82. Every major news outlet has stories about Neil Armstrong. I first saw the news through a Reuters story that a friend shared on Facebook. CNN has a series of videos about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission. The first video in the series is embedded below.


The BBC has this nice captioned photo gallery about Neil Armstrong. 

The CBS News archives on YouTube offers this video of Walter Cronkite anchoring the first moon walk. 

And through Open Culture I found this video biography of Neil Armstrong. 

Applications for Education
If current events and or  modern U.S. History are a part of your curriculum consider using these videos to spark discussion or open a lesson on Monday. The clip with Walter Cronkite also opens up a discussion about the notable broadcasters in the "early" days of news broadcasting when there were only three networks in the U.S.