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On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 8:35 AM, Andrew Starks <> wrote:
> We have a non-profit, engineering playground called Leonardo's Basement. My
> goal is to teach programming by starting with Head First C, replacing its
> last project with something involving the Lua C API and then to teach Lua in
> the second half of the class.

I would do it the other way round ;)

C is great, but hardcore and unforgiving!  Unless that's the idea:
learn about the machine on as low-level a basis as possible (Raspberry
Pis are nice for that).  I have a C interpreter hanging around if you
want to give that a try; it was designed for teaching.