This program guides participants through an examination of primary resources and demonstrations to learn how female "computers" solved complex problems. Participants will be encouraged to answer questions and solve problems. Time will be allowed for questions and answers.
At the end of the lesson, participants will be better able to:
-Describe how computers use electrical circuits to process data.
-Explain how needs identified during World War II led to the Army innovation that accelerated computer development.
-Discuss how World War II furthered women’s professional opportunities
English Language Arts Standards » Science & Technical Subjects » Grade 6-8
Key Ideas and Details:
Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
History and Social Studies Standards of Learning for Virginia
United States History 1865 to Present
USII.6 The student will apply history and social science skills to understand the major causes and events of World War II and the effects of America’s role by
G) evaluating the effects of the war on the home front, including, but not limited to women in the workforce, the incarceration of Japanese Americans, rationing, conservation, and war bonds;
Virginia and United States History
VUS.14 The student will apply history and social science skills to analyze the United States’ involvement in World War II by
D) evaluating and explaining the contributions of heroic military units including, but not limited to segregated, minority units, women, and the role of Virginia units in the America war effort;