How do you think we should remember the first man on the moon on July 21st 1969? What symbol could we use?
Coming at the end of the topic this smart task encourages pupils to show their understanding of why this was such a significant event. Explain that they have been asked to design a way of commemorating what the men achieved. Show that at the time there were newspapers and even a plaque on the moon. But we want something from nowadays, nearly 50 years later to make sure people don’t forget what they achieved.
Ask children to think of different ways that famous people and events have been commemorated e.g. Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot are celebrated every year with bonfires and fireworks, World War One and Two are commemorated on Remembrance Day by poppies echoing those that grew in the disturbed earth of the battlefields
Famous people, such as Florence Nightingale and Charles Dickens, and famous events are often commemorated on banknotes or postage stamps.
As an example for the Moon Landing what if July 21st was to be called Man on the Moon Day? What OTHER symbols could be used to commemorate the first Moon