Grades 9-12

The lessons listed below are categorized by topic. Some lessons are stand-alone activities while others can occur as small units.


These lesson plans focus on the devices/components (hardware) and programs (software) that are commonly used in order that students can perform basic troubleshooting as well as understand why patches and updates should be installed.

“Man in the Middle” Attacks
An Introduction to Malware
A Simulation in Computer Forensics
Painting with a Sphero!
These lesson plans teach networking basics so that students can understand what happens to data as it moves across the network and therefore, can be safer digital citizens.

“Man in the Middle” Attacks
Networking - An Unplugged Activity for Beginners
Networking 101
Often cited as the number one threat to users, social engineering is the ability to coheres someone into giving up confidential information. These lessons make students aware of common social engineering tactics including phishing.

Social Engineering Tactics and Preventions
The Psychology of Social Engineering
These lessons attempt to introduce students to the potential careers in cybersecurity and other technology fields.

Ideas for Career Awareness
The Skills Needed for a Career in Cyber
Understanding Technologies Impact on Careers
A Lesson in Human Capital and Career Awareness