CS4HS - John Harden

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Lesson Plan Documentation


What is your objective? To introduce my 8th grade computer classes to Computational Thinking Patterns through Agent Sheets.


What standards will you meet as part of this lesson? ISTE, NGSS, Common Core, etc... Think Computer Science, Math, Literacy, etc
ISTE: Standards 1,2,4 -- Creativity, Collaboration, and Problem Solving. What game will you teach first? Maze, Frogger.

What grade(s) will you teach? 8th grade

How often do you meet with your class? How many total class periods? Everyday. 10 - 15 class periods

How many students will you teach? 35

What will the layout of classes look like? For example, Class 1: I will introduce the program, teach class rules, etc. Class 2: Maze Part I Class 1: Introduce the maze game from the Aracde and explain the rules. Class 2: Introduce the Agent Sheets through "Bob" -- sandbox showing students CTP's.


What support materials will you need/use? (Consider curricula materials, technology resources, etc) CS4HS notebook and wiki

How will you integrate it into your existing curriculum? For example, will it replace current lessons, will you swap an existing lesson for a SGD lesson? I will swap out movie maker project to make room.

When do you plan to teach this unit for the first time? I'm thinking I will start in the second quarter.