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Gail Skroback Hennessey taught for over 33 years, teaching sixth grade in all but two years. She earned a BA in early secondary education with a concentration in social studies and an MST in social...
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In the News: A National Park is Proposed for the ....MOON!

Another short news idea for your classroom:

A new national park is being considered by Congress but don't expect to visit it any time soon. That's because the proposed park is on the moon! Two congresswomen have sought to establish the lunar park at the area where the first Apollo manned space landing occurred back in 1969.
Why make a national park on the moon? There is concern that future space travelers might damage the site where footprints of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin can be found. Other items are also at the site including American flags~ moon walking equipment and even a moon buggy. Due to a treaty signed by 101 countries~ called the Outer Space Treaty of 1967~ countries can not claim ownership of the moon so the bill proposes the site being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discussion Questions:

What would you call the park?
Do you think this is a good idea?

Make a poster advertising for the national park on the moon.

Resources for Kids about the moon: interesting video lots of information!

Fun Facts:
Did you know that we only see one side of the moon?
Did you know that in Japan~ instead of the "man in the moon"~ it is the "rabbit in the moon"?
US Astronauts left six American flags on the moon.

Gail Hennessey