Elementary Lesson Plan Resources

A Pen by Curtis Andres

Elementary Lesson Plan Resources


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CodeSpark Academy with the Foos (website)

Download computer science lessons that include explanations of key CS concepts, offline activities, worksheets and answer keys.

 

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Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum (website)

Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science -- without using computers. Use it with students ages 9 to 14 to teach lessons about how computers work, while addressing critical mathematics and science concepts such as number systems, algorithms, and manipulating variables and logic. NCWIT is pleased to offer Computer Science-in-a-Box: Unplug Your Curriculum in cooperation with the authors of Computer Science Unplugged. So unplug your computer, and get ready to explore computer science!

 

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Computational Thinking (CT) Materials (website)

Incorporate computational thinking (CT) into your curriculum with these classroom-ready lesson plans, demonstrations, and programs (available in Python and Pencil Code). All materials in this collection have been aligned to both core subject and CS education standards.

 

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CS Fundamentals (website)

Our Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.

 

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Maker Projects: A Five-Pack of Design Challenges and LAUNCH Projects (website)

Each LAUNCH Project includes the following: Maker Project (1-2 lessons) with lesson plans, student notebook, PPT slides, and custom video Design Challenge (5-6 lessons) with lesson plans, student notebook, PPT slides, and custom video Comprehensive Design Challenges and Maker Projects to use with any classroom 1. Design the Ultimate Roller Coaster 2. Create a City for Superheroes 3. Design Your Own Pinball Machine 4. Capture the Castle 5. Build Your Own Board Game Email or call Sheila Bowman or Curtis Andres for more information

 

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Pre-reader Express (website)

Learn the basics of computer science and internet safety. At the end of the course, create your very own game or story you can share.