The Moon Over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm a huge fan of books that teach history in the form of a story; please do not give dry, boring facts to children. "The moon over star" is an excellent tool to teach younger elementary students about the Apollo 11 mission.
What this book teaches: what year the astronauts landed on the moon, who the astronauts were, approximately how many miles it is to the moon, who John F. Kennedy was and what he predicted about the US sending men to the moon, the spaceship (Eagle) that took mean to the moon, and the newsman (Walter Cronkite) who reported man landing on the moon. Just listing these facts would make for an uninteresting story. The author, Dianna Hutts Aston, weaves a story about Mae and her family, and the different reactions of that she and her gramps had about the space program.
What books do you read about the space program?
What's your favorite children's fictional history book?
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