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1 www. pdst. ie The Moon Landing, 1969 Exploring evidence - drawing inferences from historical sources

2 www. pdst. ie The documents-based study There will be much greater use of source materials especially in the teaching of the case studies It is important that there should be variety in the selection of historical sources to be used (G12)

3 www. pdst. ie Case studies Case studies involve an in-depth investigation of a particularly significant or representative aspect of an element of the topic (S11) What makes a particular event historically significant?

4 www. pdst. ie Five R’s for dealing with historical significance Remarkable Remembered Resonant Resulting in change Revealing

5 www. pdst. ie Topic 6: The Moon Landing, 1969 Associated elements Advances in military, space and information technology US foreign policy, : Berlin, Korea, Cuba, Vietnam Associated key concepts Technological development; the military industrial complex Associated key personality Lyndon Johnson, Norman Mailer

6 www. pdst. ie Enquiry question Why was the USA the first country to put a man on the moon?

7 www. pdst. ie Syllabus Learning Outcome Students should be able to draw conclusions from historical sources and use these conclusions to help form judgements on historical issues (S10)

8 www. pdst. ie Layers of inference Documents can be very revealing of the events, attitudes and mores of a period. There are layers of meaning in documents, some of which may not be immediately obvious to students. This exercise invites students to climb into a source to search not only for what the source tells us but what can be inferred from the source.

9 www. pdst. ie Layers of inference source What does the source tell me?

10 www. pdst. ie Autumn 2007, The United States and the world, ,www.pdst.ie 10 Layers of inference source What does the source tell me? What can be inferred from the source?

11 www. pdst. ie Autumn 2007, The United States and the world, , 11 Layers of inference source What does the source tell me? What can be inferred from the source? What doesn’t the source tell me?

12 www. pdst. ie Autumn 2007, The United States and the world, , 12 Layers of inference source What does the source tell me? What can be inferred from the source? What doesn’t this source tell me? What other questions are posed by this source?

13 www. pdst. ie 13 Inferring from photographs Comprehension – list all you see in the photograph/diagram Interpretation – list three things that could be inferred from this photograph Wider context – Decisions made by the photographer – Events surrounding the scene – Any questions raised

14 www. pdst. ie 14 Use of photographs (see worksheet)

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16 www. pdst. ie 16 Apollo 11 astronauts transfer to the launch site

17 www. pdst. ie 17 Task accomplished….. July, 1969

18 www. pdst. ie 18 President Nixon talks to the astronauts in quarantine

19 www. pdst. ie 19 “American Know- How” July “Louisville Courier Journal” Cartoonist: Hugh Haynie

20 www. pdst. ie 20 Why was the USA the first country to put a man on the moon? The US felt threatened by Soviet advances in the space race Despite urban poverty and criticism from some Americans, massive spending continued on the space programme The US was seeking to take the dominant role in world affairs There were huge advances made in science and technology The US wanted a dramatic success in the space programme The USSR did not put as much funding into their lunar programme as the US One small step…

21 www. pdst. ie 21 Why was the USA the first country to put a man on the moon? The US felt threatened by Soviet advances in the space race Despite urban poverty and criticism from some Americans, massive spending continued on the space programme The US was seeking to take the dominant role in world affairs The US had made big advances in science and technology The US administration wanted a dramatic success in the space programme The USSR did not put as much funding into their lunar programme as the US One small step…

22 www. pdst. ie 22 Why was the USA the first country to put a man on the moon? The US felt threatened by Soviet advances in the space race Despite urban poverty and criticism from some Americans, massive spending continued on the space programme The US was seeking to take the dominant role in world affairs The US had made big advances in science and technology The US wanted a dramatic success in the space programme The USSR did not put as much funding into their lunar programme as the US One small step…

23 www. pdst. ie 23 Why was the USA the first country to put a man on the moon? The US felt threatened by Soviet advances in the space race Despite urban poverty and criticism from some Americans, massive spending continued on the space programme The US was seeking to take the dominant role in world affairs The US had made big advances in science and technology The US wanted a dramatic success in the space programme The USSR did not put as much funding into their lunar programme as the US One small step…

24 www. pdst. ie 24 Why was the USA the first country to put a man on the moon? The US felt threatened by Soviet advances in the space race Despite urban poverty and criticism from some Americans, massive spending continued on the space programme The US was seeking to take the dominant role in world affairs The US had made big advances in science and technology The US wanted a dramatic success in the space programme The USSR did not put as much funding into their lunar programme as the US One small step…

25 www. pdst. ie 25 Document resources for LME 6 Johnson and KennedyKhrushchev and Kennedy

26 www. pdst. ie 26 Exemplar documents-based question More exemplar DBQs are available on

27 www. pdst. ie 27 “In the Shadow of the Moon” New documentary about the Apollo 11 Moon landing, on release from early November, with re-mastered NASA archive footage. Promotional trailer, and other relevant materials, can be accessed through

28 Fís Foghlaim Forbairt www. pdst. ie © PDST 2014 This work is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 Licence You may use and re-use this material (not including images and logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike Licence.http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ie/


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