Computer Skills Curriculum
Cutting and Pasting
Title: NC and the American Revolution, Lesson 2
Competency 2.1: Revise word processed text to be a simple desktop published document.
Measure 2.1.2: Given a word processed file and a collection of clip art, rearrange the text to 'paste' the clip art selections, either by computer or by paper and tape/glue.
Materials Needed: Research materials on the American Revolution; maps; computers with word processing software and printer; graphics package (i.e., MacPaint, MacDraw, ClarisWorks, Microsoft Works); clip art (on computer disk or print); student reports from NC and the American Revolution, Lesson 1.
Time: One, 45 minute session in class; two sessions in the computer lab; one session in the media center.
Terms: desktop publishing, fonts, styles, graphics, clip art
With the Media Professional:
With the Students:
Students should load their research projects into the word processor. Students should add a map and appropriate clip art using their word processing package or rearrange text so that they can "paste" printed copies of the map and clip art by hand. Students should be given the opportunity to print a final copy of their reports or photocopy reports that were cut and pasted by hand.