Grades K-2

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.

Parts of a Computer
Interacting with a Computer
Hardware vs. Software - Understanding Basic Computing
How Does a Computer Work - Processing Information
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.

An Introduction to Networking
How Does the Internet Work?
These lessons focus on the CIA triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability), the first principles, and other key aspects of cybersecurity including cryptography.

Secret Messages
These lessons cover the differences between ethics and laws as well as general guidelines to computing ethics. Other lessons include discussions on ethics not developed yet; such as in the case of the IoT.

Being Ethical Online
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.

No lesson plans due to age of learners.
These lessons attempt to introduce students to the potential careers in cybersecurity and other technology fields.

Supplemental Resources from the NSA