Neil Armstrong is without a doubt one of America's most well known heroes. Apparently though, some people were unaware that he passed away last August. The twitter and Facebook worlds were full of memorial posts for the passing of Armstrong today. Supposedly someone posted a video for the anniversary of Armstrong's death (8/25/2012), but forgotten to mention that he had passed last year and not now.
Regardless of when he died, he is still and will always be remembered as the first man to step foot on the moon and utter the unforgettable phrase "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
We've created a space mini-unit that has a little focus on Mr. Armstrong. It seems like you can find a lot of information on the man, but not many teaching resources. In our mini-unit you'll find a bio page on Neil Armstrong as well as a short reading passage with questions. We've also included two posters with quotes from Armstrong - which you can actually grab for free today by clicking on the quote above.
The rest of the space mini-unit focuses on planets and moon phases. Stop by our store to check it out!