Mrs. Kandy K. Piercy

Paul Knox Middle School

Computer Literacy

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Computer History Unit



This lesson will discuss the UNIVAC computer developed by Dr. J. Presper Eckert and Dr. John W. Mauchly in 1951. The UNIVAC is classsified as a first generation computer. The UNIVAC used vacuum tubes. The history of this technology breakthrough will be explored. Students will also see how the UNIVAC was used in predicting the Eisenhower-Stevenson presidential election results.


Lesson: The Unique UNIVAC

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