Machine Code & High-Level Language Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde
Introduce your students to machine code and high-level language with this lesson plan. Students will watch a video lesson on the topic, discuss content, apply to real-world, and take a quiz.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify and explain the two types of programing language
  • explain the two categories of low-level language
  • define 'compiler' and 'interpreter' and explain what each is
  • provide examples of interpreter and compiler language

Length

1 - 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3

Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Programming language
  • Low-level language
  • Machine language
  • Machine code
  • Assembly language
  • High-level language
  • Compiler
  • Interpreter

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