Training Young Troubleshooters

Computer Hardware, Software, and Troubleshooting Curriculum



This unit consists of four different modules, each of which may be used individually or in conjunction with the other modules. Modules might be used in whole or piecemeal, depending on the needs of your students and the constraints afforded by time and materials.


Module 1: Computer Hardware
The computer hardware module gives students a hands-on orientation to the parts of a computer, expanding their understanding beyond the keyboard and mouse and into the “magic box” that is the computer.

Module 2: Hardware to Software
This module helps students understand the progression of instructions required to let a computer's hardware and software function as expected.

Module 3: Internet Safety
The Internet safety module orients students with digital threats and equips them with the knowledge and tools to proactively protect computer systems.

Module 4: Troubleshooting
While the first three modules focus on background knowledge and preventative steps, this module provides students with the final tools they need to fix existing problems.


You can purchase a professionally-printed copy of the full curriculum for $3.99 at 

The complete curriculum is also available as a PDF, last updated on 03/21/2015.


Also available is a review presentation. This presentation has not been updated to match the full curriculum, but it would be a good starting point for a semi-comprehensive review following Activity 3-6. This presentation is available as a PowerPoint presentation (*.ppt) or as a PDF with limited notes.



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