Description

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 ancient history, you can assign the Ancient Civilizations project. Your students will use coding to create an interactive timeline of ancient civilizations and do their own outside research to provide additional information about each time period.

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 support@tynker.com.

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

Technical Requirements

* 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


Lesson 1 : World Flags Quiz
Social Studies 201

Time: 45+ minutes

Introduction

Tynker Blocks Introduced

Vocabulary

Objectives

Materials

Warm-Up (15 minutes)

Activities (30 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all World Flags Quiz modules on their own:

1. Introduction (Introduction)
2. World Flags Quiz Example (Example)
3. World Flags Quiz (DIY)
4. Quiz (Multiple-choice)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • CCSS-Math: MP.1
  • CCSS-ELA: SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
  • CSTA: 2-AP-12, 2-AP-13, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

U.K. Standards

Key stage 3
Pupils should be taught to:
  • design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
  • create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns
  • Class Presentations

    These student-facing slide presentations help educators seamlessly run Tynker lessons in a virtual or physical classroom setting. Each lesson has its own set of slides that introduce the big ideas, suggest unplugged activities, and include a section for each activity module. While running lesson slides, you can switch back and forth between the activity, the slides, answer keys and other lesson materials.
    A sample slide presentation is available for your review. Please log in to view all the class presentations available with your plan..
    Lesson 1
    World Flags Quiz
    23 Slides
    Lesson 2
    World Traveler
    24 Slides
    Lesson 3
    Famous Explorers and Conquerors
    19 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Civil War Map Quiz
    20 Slides
    Lesson 5
    13 Colonies
    18 Slides
    Lesson 6
    Declaration of Independence
    18 Slides
    Lesson 7
    Ancient Civilizations
    24 Slides
    Lesson 8
    Religion Vocabulary
    20 Slides
    Lesson 9
    Famous Artists
    18 Slides
    Lesson 10
    Industrialization
    28 Slides
    Lesson 11
    Lunar Year
    24 Slides
    Lesson 12
    How a Bill Becomes a Law
    21 Slides
    Lesson 13
    Presidential Timeline
    25 Slides
    Lesson 14
    Government Branches
    23 Slides
    Lesson 15
    Street Safety
    18 Slides
    Lesson 16
    Longitude, Latitude, and Elevation
    23 Slides
    Lesson 17
    Famous Geographic Features
    21 Slides