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5. Review the CS First curriculum
[Music]Before trying out CS First as a student, let’s walk through the curriculum.
CS First has introductory-level sample activities that can each be completed in about an hour.
They can be easily integrated into your lesson plans and are a great way to introduce your students to coding.
Once you’ve tried a one-hour activity, you may want to dive into a beginner CS Firstmulti-day activity, like Storytelling, or a more advanced activity, like Game Design.
CS First multi-day activities are made up of eight mini-lessons, or units.
Each activity is interest based, varies in complexity, from beginner to advanced, and can last severaldays or weeks.
Let’s take a closer look at the Storytelling activity.
This is a beginner activity with 10 hours of content.
It provides a great way to introduce students to computer science concepts and highlightsELA concepts such as setting, premise, characterization, and dialogue.
Whether it’s Storytelling, Game Design, or Art, it’s easy to customize multi-dayactivities in a variety of learning environments.
CS First creates a setting for peer-learning and creative problem solving through coding.
Students naturally turn to each other for help and become each other’s teachers!
As students progress through the curriculum, they experience the core values of CS First:courage to try new things, confidence in using technology, perseverance when facing challenges,impact on community and careers, and a sense of belonging in technology.
Move on to the next video in the Getting Started with CS First series.
In this video, you'll review the CS First curriculum and gain a better understanding on how to use sample activities or themes in a variety of learning environments.
Follow along with the "Getting Started with CS First" video series using the companion presentation below.