50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing - Teaching Resources

Mankind's first triumphant step off this world.

John Tribe, Apollo Engineer 1965-1972

On 20th July 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon.

To mark the 50th anniversary of this historical event with your class, take a look at our collection of primary and secondary classroom resources.

Highlights include:

  • An animated film for primary pupils about Neil Armstrong's journey to the Moon
  • A collection of space-themed songs for Early Years and primary pupils
  • A guide exploring the secrets and stories behind the Apollo 11 mission
  • A mini-documentary about Neil Armstrong for secondary students, presented by Dermot O'Leary
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon. In his visor you can see reflected Neil Armstrong and the Lunar Module.

Primary

Explorers - Neil Armstrong
video
Little Stargazing
collection
Space, the Planets and Apollo 11
collection

Secondary

Neil Armstrong - First human on the Moon
video
Discover the secrets and stories of Apollo 11
document
Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut?
document
The Science of a Space Dive
collection
Wonders of the Universe
collection
Physics with Tim Peake
collection
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - How to Survive in Space
collection
Space Science Bites
collection