I have a distinct memory of an ad from when I was around 11-years-old. The Mom talks about her great love for the Disney Channel and all about how her kids are arguing about who stepped on the moon first, Neil Armstrong or Buzz Aldrin. Times have changed and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t say I thank the Disney Channel for educating my kids. However, I can say today’s lesson on one of Ohio’s most famous citizens, Neil Armstrong has taught my kids a few things. It makes for a fun history lesson and slots right into our US history and our geography lessons.
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One Giant Leap follows the dreams of young Neil Armstrong and his goal to fly as high and far as he can. It talks about how he works to become a pilot and eventually becomes an astronaut
Supplies for our Neil Armstrong lesson
Neil Armstrong Lesson
Someday I hope to do some fun crafts with the kids related to this book, but for our geography co-op instead, we focused on goal-setting, and how to achieve our goals.
We talked about all of the jobs he worked, and all of the school he had to go through. Then I asked all of the kids to think of what job they wanted to work when they were adults.
Of course, my kids didn’t quite have a realistic plan, mostly.
Batman plans to be a ninja when he grows up, so to do that he needs to start collecting ninja weapons.
Superman plans to be a policeman and then a ninja. He also needs to collect weapons.
Princess plans to be a missionary, and she needs to learn a lot about God.
Of those, only one is at all a viable plan. You can be a missionary. You can’t be a ninja policeman, or not legally.
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