Alan Turing, the WW2 Enigma Code breaker, has been named as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century. There is a lot of information about him shared on the web. However, many of the sites developed are not suitable for children; the following sites may be useful for carrying out an Alan Turing Project.
Primary Facts – gives quite an amazing set of Alan Turing Facts.
Facts About – shares information on famous people and offers us this Alan Turing Facts and Biography.
BBC’s iWonder – calls Alan Turing the Creator of modern computing.
History’s Heros from EB2N – has a timeline, some photographs, shared what he did and his whole story.
“Alan Turing is often called the father of modern computing. He was a brilliant mathematician and logician. He developed the idea of the modern computer and artificial intelligence. During the Second World War he worked for the government breaking the enemies codes and Churchill said he shortened the war by two years.” (History’s Heros)
Kids Net Au – gives us a page of information about Alan Turing.
Spartacus Education – has a very interesting and informative site about Alan Turing but it is not really suitable for children. Nevertheless, teachers may find it really useful and wish to precis a lot of what is there for a class.
CIA Kids – this site, in the US, has a set of codes to break if any of our learners are inclined towards this sort of activity!