The Cold War and Consumerism: Crash Course Computer Science #24

The world of computing has come a long way since ENIAC. The 24th installment of a Crash Course Computer Science series focuses on how historical events have propelled advances in computing. From the Cold War to the Space Race to mass consumerism, the video shows the path to personal computers.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a social studies teacher for the lesson
  • Have learners create a timeline based on the information in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Some knowledge of history, such as the Cold War and the space race, is beneficial
Pros

  • Thorough explanations ensure individuals understand the concept
  • Graphics and historical footage provide an interesting backdrop to the video
Cons

  • None