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Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil A. Armstrong from Wapakoneta, Ohio, was the first man to create world history by walking on the moon on July 20, 1969.

  • Early Life and Education

    He was born on August 5 in the year 1930. At the age of 16 he earned student pilot’s licence. Neil Armstrong did his Bachelor’s in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University. He availed a U.S. Navy scholarship.


    From 1949 to 1952 he served in Korean War as a naval aviator. Later in 1955 he joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). He began his career with the NACA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland. He worked as an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator for the aforesaid organisation and its successor agency named National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

    Later Life and Death

    On January 28, 1956 he married Janet Shearon. He had a son named Eric (born in 1957) and a daughter Karen (born in 1959). Unfortunately he faced lots of turmoil in his personal life. His daughter passed away in January 1962. Armstrong divorced his wife in 1994. Later he married Carol. Rest of his life he spent in Indian Hill located at Ohio. Armstrong passed away at the age of 82 on Aug. 25, 2012.

    Achievements & Honours

    ·         Neil Armstrong was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    ·         He was a member of the National Commission on Space (1985-1986),

    ·         He became the Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (1986),

    ·         He was the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Peace Corps (1971-1973).

    ·         He received Fellowship of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

    ·         He became the honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the International Astronautics Federation.

    ·         He became the Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Cincinnati (1971-1979)

    ·         Armstrong became the chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation, Inc (1982-1992)

    ·         He received Presidential Medal of Freedom

    ·         He received Congressional Gold Medal

    ·         He received Congressional Space Medal of Honor

    ·         He received Explorers Club Medal

    ·         He received the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy

    ·         He received the NASA Distinguished Service Medal

    ·         He received Harmon International Aviation Trophy

    ·         He received Royal Geographic Society’s Gold Medal

    ·         He received Federation Aeronautique Internationale’s Gold Space Medal

    ·         He received American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement Award

    ·         He received Robert J. Collier Trophy; the AIAA Astronautics Award

    ·         He received Octave Chanute Award

    ·         He received John J. Montgomery Award.




All pupils have the opportunity to study different themes and issues across time and underpin their understanding of chronological events which are combined with well-planned in-depth studies to ensure that pupils develop a sophisticated and wide-ranging understanding of history and why studying it matters. 


Excellent links exist between Airedale Junior School and other agencies and the wider community which provide extensive and varied enrichment activities that are fully integrated into the curriculum and are highly effective in promoting enjoyment and achievement in history.



Purpose of Study

At Airedale Junior School pupils are given access to the past through structured teaching of important events in the history of Britain, Europe and other parts of the world.  They are helped to build a clear chronological framework of the development of societies from ancient to modern times by making links across the different study units.  They are given opportunities to investigate local history and to learn about and interpret the past from a range of primary sources. At Airedale Junior School as a result of good and outstanding teaching and learning experiences including visits and workshops, pupils have excellent opportunities to develop their historical knowledge through learning about, and understanding, important aspects of local, national and world events and the histories of cultures other than their own. 



The National Curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:


·         Know and understand the history of Britain from the earliest times to the present day. Understanding how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world

·         Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind

·         Gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’

·         Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

·         Understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

·         Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales


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