Lesson plan | Titles of parts of the lesson must be formatted as headings |

What to create | Lesson plan |

Which subject | Computer science |

What topic | History of computers |

What length (min) | 30 |

What age group | Year or Grade 7 |

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**Academic Subject:** Computer science

**Topic:** History of computers

**Grade Level:** Year/Grade 7 (age 11-12)

**Length of Lesson:** 30 minutes

- Students will learn about the key milestones in the history of computers.
- Students will understand how computers have evolved over time.
- Students will be able to identify important figures in the development of computers.

- PowerPoint presentation
- Laptop or computer
- Whiteboard and markers
- Handout with key terms and figures

- Greet students and introduce the topic of the history of computers.
- Ask students if they know anything about the history of computers.
- Provide a brief overview of the lesson (key milestones, figures, etc.).

- Use PowerPoint presentation to guide the lesson.
- Cover key milestones in the evolution of computers, including:
- The abacus and early computing devices
- The industrial revolution and the Jacquard loom
- Charles Babbage and the analytical engine
- The first electronic computers (e.g. ENIAC)
- The development of microprocessors and personal computers

- Discuss important figures in the history of computers, including:
- Ada Lovelace
- Alan Turing
- Grace Hopper
- Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

- Encourage questions and discussion throughout the lesson.

- Hand out a worksheet with key terms and figures from the lesson.
- Instruct students to complete the worksheet for homework.
- Review answers at the start of the next lesson.

- Monitor student engagement and participation throughout the lesson.
- Review completed worksheets to assess understanding of key terms and figures from the lesson.

- Who is Charles Babbage?
- What was the first electronic computer?
- Who invented the microprocessor?
- Who was Ada Lovelace?
- Who were two important figures in the development of personal computers?

**Answers:**

- Charles Babbage was an English mathematician and inventor who designed the analytical engine.
- The first electronic computer was ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer).
- The microprocessor was invented by Intel in 1971.
- Ada Lovelace was a mathematician and computer programmer who worked with Charles Babbage on the analytical engine.
- Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were important figures in the development of personal computers.