Alan Turing facts: Free KS4 computer science lesson
A host of Alan Turing facts exploring the life of this Enigma Code breaker are among this free KS4 computing lesson released by Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people’s charity.
The free, ready-to-go resources include a fun, codebreaking exercise for pupils, alongside worksheets exploring Turing’s inventions – such as his Bombe machines – and how these inspired other developments in the computing world.
The lesson also explores the historical context surrounding Turing’s life who, as a gay man, was persecuted using anti-LGBT+ legislation in Britain at the time.
How to download Alan Turing facts and this KS4 computer science lesson plan:
If you are a staff member at a UK primary school, secondary school or sixth form college, you can access Just Like Us’ free resources by following the below steps:
- Sign up for School Diversity Week. To do this, create an account and tick ‘School Diversity Week’.
- Afterwards, you’ll receive an email granting you access to the resources.
- Then, browse and download resources in our portal.
What is School Diversity Week?
Every June, Just Like Us runs School Diversity Week: a celebration of LGBT+ equality in primary and secondary schools across the UK.
As part of this, Just Like Us has created more than 50 free, LGBT+ inclusive resources for use in schools. These include lesson plans, worksheets, assembly ideas, story time discussions, and presentations. Plus, there is a Rainbow Friday non-uniform day.
Each year, thousands of UK primary and secondary schools take part in School Diversity Week, gaining free access to a host of LGBT+ inclusive lessons – from the life of Alan Turing to the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy.
Why celebrate School Diversity Week?
Independent research has found a link between positive messaging about being LGBT+ in schools to pupils having better mental health, regardless of whether they are LGBT+ or not.
So, sign up to join thousands of schools taking part in School Diversity Week and gain access our wide-ranging and free LGBT+ inclusive resources.