CS + Social Studies HoC Resources

Celebrate Computer Science Ed Week with an Hour of Code!

What is Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries during Computer Science Education Week December 9-15, 2019.

Want to change the world? Let's get started.

Computer Science for Good. #CSforGood


Inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 2019 Hour of Code will highlight how we can all use computer science to make a positive impact on our world, from writing apps to solve a local problem, to using innovative ideas in data science to address global challenges.


Post to social media with:

#CSforGood #HourOfCode #CSforGWAEA #CSforIA

How do I host an Hour of Code?

First, Code.org has wonderful resources for you at https://hourofcode.com/us/how-to so be sure to check them out! You can also use the Hour of Code planning guide or our DLGWAEA planning template.


Or, you can follow the steps outlined in the video below:

https://youtu.be/SrnvvWDm73k
Connect with local professionals to help students understand what coding and computer science jobs are like and get an extra pair of hands to help with your event. Code.org provides a list of volunteers that will join you face to face or remotely here (https://code.org/volunteer/local).


You can also contact Gary Vogt from the Regional IT Sector Board at gary.vogt@kirkwood.edu to arrange a face to face volunteer from local computer science and information technology professionals.

Choose an Hour of Code Activity

We picked out a few unplugged (or offline) and online activities we really like for integrating Computer Science into Social Studies content and shared them below.


Activities are listed from lower grades on the left to higher grades on the right. In general, you'll find PreK-5 examples in the left column, middle school examples in the middle column, and high school examples in the right column.


You can find MANY more Hour of Code activities at https://hourofcode.com/us/learn.

Unplugged Activities

Elementary 👩🏼‍💻 Middle 👨🏾‍💻 High

Beginner Activities

Elementary 🌎 Middle 🌍 High

Comfortable Activities

Elementary 🗺 Middle ✈️ High

Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

Use the hashtags #CSforGood, #CSforGWAEA, #CSforIA, and #HourOfCode on social media to spread the word before your event and to celebrate afterword!

Questions? Contact Us!

Hour of Code is a wonderful way to build excitement and provide students and educators opportunities to code! Please contact Corey Rogers if you're interested in incorporating Computer Science and coding into your learning community.


If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Corey (crogers@gwaea.org) or your district's Digital Learning Consultant for more information.

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