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Georgia Foundations of Computer Programming

This course provides students with an exploratory foundation in computer programming. Through integrated instructional activities, students will have opportunities to apply employability skills and to research possible career options in the information technology area. They will also complete many hands-on activities to build a strong foundation in computer coding. This course may be taught in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

Overview & Highlights

Level
Middle School
Contact Hours
40

Course Overview

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What is Computing?
This unit addresses the question What is Computing? Students review a history of computing, learn about the various parts that make up modern computers, learn about the impact computing has had on today's world, and learn about the impacts computing could potentially have in the future.
Project: Computer Models
Students will create a short presentation about a specific model of computer. It could be an early computer model, or a computer model that is still being developed. Students may pick any technology where a computer is the main component -- this includes phones, robots, drones, etc.
Programming with Turtle Graphics
Students earn Python commands, functions, and control structures by drawing shapes on their screen and solving puzzles with Turtle Graphics!
Project: Pair-Programming Paint!
In this project, students will be given a chance to combine the skills they have learned and paint a digital image using Tracy the Turtle!

33
Lessons
30
Videos
35
Exercises
3
Challenges
55
Offline Handouts

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Standards

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