Youth Computing Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans, by TechMission and YouthLearn, were especially developed for middle schoolers.

 

YouthLearn Lesson Plans in Technology
Freely available online for teaching youth technology and other skills at: YouthLearn's activities page.

The YouthLearn Guide
A Creative Approach to Working With Youth and Technology” costs $19.95 if you join their E-mail list.

Youth Web Resources
and a presentation on Youth and Technology (PPT).

TechMission Youth Technology Lesson Plans

Computer Basics
Encarta Africana Scavenger Hunt
Planning a Vacation
Heroes
History of Hip-Hop
Poetry
Legacy of Love

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Youth Manual

This Youth Curriculum Manual is a compilation of all our youth materials. Also included is the Kidz Connect Curriculum

Computer Basics

Computer Basics was taught to students in K-8th grades in several one-hour sessions.

Encarta Africana Scavenger Hunt

The Encarta Africana Scavenger Hunt is an introductory exercise to make middle-school students familiar with Encarta Africana and African history in a one-hour class.

Planning a Vacation

Middle-school students plan a vacation using the Internet over two or three one-hour classes.

Heroes

In the first one-hour class, middle-school students found heroes using Encarta Africana, an on-line encyclopedia focusing on African-American history. In the second class, students make posters about their heroes.

History of Hip Hop

The History of Hip Hop lessons spanned about six one-hour classes and were designed by Chris Tsang, on the PREP staff. The middle-school students began by answering worksheet questions about how Hip Hop began. Then they found a Hip Hop artist and his/her lyrics on the Internet. Finally, they used PowerPoint to present an analysis of the positives and negatives of Hip Hop culture based on the lyrics they found.

Poetry

The poetry project spanned two one-hour classes and allowed middle-school students to first research a poet in Encarta Africana and on the Internet and then use their creativity to write and format their own poem in Microsoft Word.

Legacy of Love

The Legacy of Love is two one-hour projects that allow younger children to claim that they come from a "Legacy of Love" as they learn to use Microsoft Publisher to make posters and greeting cards.

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