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Computational Thinking and History – Part 2: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website, Big Data and History

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I spent some time over the summer holidays completing the Google ‘Computational Thinking for Educators’ course. With the final deadline for the final project looming I spent some time this evening pulling together my notes and ideas into a final project plan.

The idea is for a three lesson series for Yr 9 (although this could be adapted) using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website to gather and interrogate a large data set to try and find out something about the impact of WW1 on the men of Swansea who signed up to fight.

The overview of the lesson can be found here. Please feel free to let me have any feedback, especially as I’m not actually in a position to deliver this myself right now. And if you’d like to have a go at it, or adapting it for your own town, please feel free.

Image credit: Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

Dave Stacey

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