Unit 25: From the Moon to Malaise

Neil Armstrong descending from the Lunar Module

Unit 25 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Modern
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
American
Literature
Out of the Silent Planet – by C.S. Lewis

Watergate Office Complex

Unit Description

Despite the turbulence of the 1960s, the decade closed on a high note with the Apollo 11 space mission, by which the first humans in history landed on the moon. On July 20, 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin separated the Lunar Module Eagle from the Command Module Columbia and set down on the lunar surface. Six hours later, on July 21, Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon, proclaiming to a worldwide television audience that the event was “one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” Fulfilling the goal set eight years earlier by the late President John F. Kennedy of “landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth” before the decade was out, the Apollo 11 mission brought Space Race victory to the United States and raised national hopes for a new era of peace, prosperity, and international cooperation.

Unfortunately, things went terribly wrong in the 1970s.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • Honesty is a character quality to be desired.
    • The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him.. — Proverbs 20:23
  • The Bible provides the ethics upon which to judge people and nations.
  • God is sovereign over the affairs of men.
    • From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.. — Acts 17:26

Unit 25 Resources: High School

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Resources

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Complementary Sources:

Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong

Michael Collins

The Soviet Lunar Program

Apollo 13

James A. Lovell Jr.

Jack Swigert

Fred Haise

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