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Social Studies

Amazing Minds Series: Alan Turing, the Nazi Code Breaker.

Where would the world be today without Alan Turing's first computer?
Marsha Wright
328 total reviews for this teacher
35 reviews for this class
Completed by 112 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
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55 minutes
per class
Meets once
10-16
year olds
1-9
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

After working in Engineering, the practical word of math and science, I wish to help students become familiar, not only some of the brilliant people who moved the world forward, but see that where we are today is the result of the lives and sacrifices of each of them.
 1 file available upon enrollment
I will provide all of the videos and weblinks prior to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
I do not specifically talk about anti-Semitism or the details of homosexuality in this class.  I do mention Alan Turing's sexual orientation, as it lead to him being restricted from his job and his incarceration in his home. Homosexuality was a crime. I use his treatment by society, to stress the loss of a very gifted man, to look at how the computer age might have progressed faster, and to make the students aware of the possible effects to mankind of singling people out for any reason. 

Teacher

Marsha WrightBS/English/Education, BS/Mechanical Engineering, MS/Systems Engineering Management
328 total reviews
394 completed classes

About Me

Love, Live and Learn!
A little about me:
I grew up in Western Nebraska. I have always loved learning of all kinds, and am a voracious reader.  My education is too numerous to mention and I am still a Big Red, Nebraska fan. My purpose in teaching... 
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