Social Studies 101 - Course Overview
A collection of fun programming projects that demonstrate the application of coding to topics in elementary history, geography, and civics.
- GRADES 3-5
- WEB IPAD
Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NCSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in history, geography, civics, ethics, and digital citizenship. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on how the continents have moved throughout history, you can assign the Pangea project. Your students will use coding to animate Pangea breaking up into present-day continents and do their own outside research to provide additional information about how continental drift has influenced modern geography and ecosystems.
With this collection of Social Studies projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.
We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Students Learn
- Use programming for Social Studies projects
- Build a slide show on a topic
- Build a quiz game
- Make an interactive chart
- Use animation to illustrate
- Narrate using your own voice
- Troubleshoot and debug programs
* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access