This exciting unit aimed at Key Stage 3 Computer Science students allows students to experience Computer Science through the ages. Covering 6 lessons students look at the different communication networks and how they have changed the world. The unit looks at the legal, ethical and moral issues surrounding free communication an focuses on key moment sin our history where communication has been fundamental, these include the Queens Coronation, Nelson Mandalas release from Robin island, the death of George Floyd and Paul Robson push for civil rights.
The unit is an exciting and informative insight into technology and links the the Key Stage 3 national curriculum point:
- understand the hardware and software components that make up computer systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
- undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, preferably across a range of devices, to achieve challenging goals,
including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users
- create, re-use, revise and re-purpose 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.