The Antikythera Mechanism – The first computer in history (EN-CUR-186)

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to understand how man began to think of making complex machines that would assist him in calculations and predictions, how this developed through time and how we reached the modern computer. Also, they will understand how commerce took place during the Roman Empire with ships leaving from Asia Minor and travelling to Rome.

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Authors: Anastasios Korosoglou

Age of students: 13-15

Subject and topic: ICT, Geography, Computer evolution, Roman Empire from 27 BC – 180 AD

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