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Melba Roy Mouton, a computer, in 1960

In this lesson plan, students will learn about the “West Computers” or “West Area Computers” – a group of African-American women who worked as “human computers” at NASA Langley Research Center from the 1940s onward.

Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
15-20 minutes
In-class time: 
90 minutes
Portrait of Alan Turing

In this lesson students will learn about the life and legacy of Alan Turing, father of the modern-day computer.

Guide subjects: 
Grade level(s): 
9-12
Prep time: 
10 min
In-class time: 
60 min