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That's one small step for Moon Day

July 20 is Moon Day. This day commemorates Apollo 11's landing on the surface of the moon. This event saw humankind's first step on the surface of another celestial body. Go back to this pivotal day in history by counting down the events that led us there.

Use our interactive timeline to track Apollo 11's history-making journey. Complete with images and videos of the event. From our Ready-Made Space Travel & Technology Digital Lesson Plan.

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Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon Timeline

July 16 - Launch: At 8:32 a.m. EST, Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 blasts off from Launch Pad 39A at Cape Kennedy, Florida. The three-man crew — Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. — begin their trip to the Moon.

July 17 - Color Telecast: At 6:31 p.m. EST, the Apollo 11 crew start their first scheduled color telecast showing the view of Earth from their spacecraft. At a distance of about 128,000 nautical miles (237,056 kilometers), the 36-minute transmission also shows the inside of the Command Module.

July 19 - Lunar Orbit Insertion: At 12:21:50 p.m. EST, Apollo 11 flies behind the Moon and gets captured by the Moon's gravity. A 35-minute telecast of the Moon's surface focuses on the landing site. At this point, the spacecraft orbits the Moon every 2 hours.

July 20 - Lunar Landing: At 3:17:40 p.m. EST, the Lunar Module separates from the Command Module and makes its way to the surface of the Moon. It lands and a message is immediately sent to Mission Control in which Armstrong announces, "The Eagle has landed".

July 20 - First Step: At 9:56:15 p.m. EST, Armstrong moves down the ladder of the Lunar Module. Armstrong puts his left boot on the Moon's surface, announcing, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".

July 21 - Lunar Lift-Off: At 12:54:01 p.m. EST, the Lunar Module lifts-off from the surface of the Moon and re-connects with the Command Module before starting the return trip to Earth. The crew leaves behind instruments, the American flag, and the descent stage of the Lunar Lander.

July 24 - Splashdown: At 11:50:35 a.m. EST, the Command Module re-enters Earth's atmosphere and splashes down in the Pacific Ocean, 825 nautical miles (1,528 kilometers) southwest of Honolulu.

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Going Back in Time for Independence

July Fourth is Independence Day, when we celebrate the thirteen American colonies declaring independence from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. This marked the beginning of a new nation, built on freedom. It's become one of the biggest holiday celebrations in the U.S., comprised of parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, and concerts, culminating in a fireworks show.

Get back to its roots with an in-depth look at the events that started it all. Review the Declaration of Independence with this color version. Read about some of the major figures who played an important role during the war. Hang this color poster of some key figures as a supplement to the reading passage. Pick one of these famous figures and write a comprehensive biography. Using various resources, children will research the figure that they personally find interesting. Become a delegate for one of the thirteen colonies represented at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Role-play some of the issues that led to the Declaration of Independence.

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Free Content for Summer Reading

Encourage students to continue reading during the summer break. Use these FREE graphic organizers and reading response forms to supplement their learning.

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Assign these recommended classic and award-winning novels. Pair them with our selection of Novel Study Guides to test reading comprehension.

Grades 3-4
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Charlotte's Web
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
James and the Giant Peach

Grades 5-6
Holes
My Side of the Mountain
A Wrinkle in Time
Tuck Everlasting

Grades 7-8
Treasure Island
The Hunger Games
The Westing Game
The Cay

Grades 9-12
Fahrenheit 451
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Divergent
Lord of the Flies

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Free Content to Start Off the Summer Season

It's the end of another school year and summer break is fast approaching. Did you know we offer hundreds of free resources in all subjects? And more are added every day. Bookmark the popular CCP Interactive links below for access to your library of a variety of ready-made lesson plans, worksheets and resources. Enjoy the summer knowing you'll be ready for back-to-school with access to free content.



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History of Communications Technology

On May 24, 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first telegraphic message from Washington DC to Baltimore. It said, "What hath God wrought?" This marked the beginning of electronic communication. Nowadays, it's hard to imagine a time before digital communications. Most of us communicate through some sort of device, whether it's a computer, tablet or phone.

Read about the development of the telegraph and how it led to modern electronic communication. Then, complete this hands-on activity to learn about different modern communications technologies that help people around the world stay connected and exchange information. Expand on this with a look at different communications used around the world. Do some research, then create a bulletin board to present this information in a visual manner. Finally, Complete the research task below to understand how people communicated in the past.



The history of communication technology is a vast one. Its evolution is a fascinating topic to explore. This mini color poster outlines some of the key breakthroughs in communications technology. Follow this timeline to see the growth of communication, and perhaps predict where we're headed next.

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