[vcf-midatlantic] School Preparation for Visiting a Computer Museum

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Mon Dec 23 20:56:18 EST 2019

HI Bob,

Of course, you'll want to consider:


Especially with the Enigma tie in.

With that said, are you compiling this list to advise high school 
teachers? As a high school teacher myself, the suggestions so far are a 
bit overwhelming and might be what we call "not school appropriate". War 
Games, for example, is PG from a time when PG 13 wasn't yet a thing and, 
as such, there is some coloful language. Some schools don't care, others 
do. And movies take up typically at least 2 periods to show. Often a 
last (sometimes a first) resort for substitute teachers, but usually not 
something that is a go to for a teacher to prepare for a field trip.

"Hackers" by Steven Levy is a great book, but I don't think teachers are 
going assign that book (or the Steve Jobs book) just to prepare for the 
visit. Very long and (if I remember correctly) a bit risque for the 
average high school classroom.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding your request, though.

Best wishes,


On 12/23/2019 3:24 PM, rar via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Looking for suggestions of Movies/YouTubes/Articles/Books to prepare high school students for a visit to our computer museum(s)
> I'll start with a few of my favorites, and looking for more suggestions
> 1)  Hidden Figures (book and movie)
> 2)  Steve Jobs (book and movie)
> 3) Triumph of the Nerds
> ...
> N)  War Games
> Bob Roswell
> broswell at syssrc.com
> 410-771-5544 ext 4336
> https://museum.syssrc.com

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