Date of Award

2019

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Education

First Advisor

Dr. Rachel Pool

Second Advisor

Dr. Jeff Matocha

Third Advisor

Dr. Myra Houser

Abstract

Computer Science is often ranked with Nuclear Physics or Biochemical Engineering; people understand it is an academic discipline, but have no desire to study or learn anything about it. With the introduction of Arkansas Computer Science Standards in the elementary classroom, many teachers wonder how to satisfy these and to do so without full knowledge of computer science and alongside all the other demands they must meet in the classroom. This paper covers my interest in computer science and why it is needed in elementary schools, specifically in Arkansas. It also incorporates the standards, including a chart of all the standards with suggestions about how they can be taught, followed by some full lesson plans written during my research.

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