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Students examine the grammar rules for using quotations and commas. They discuss and observe the use of commas and quotation marks in comic strips, explore various websites, and in small groups create a poster of rules and an original comic strip using desktop publishing software.
Eighth graders analyze the U.S. Constitution. For this desktop publishing lesson, 8th graders access an electronic version of the document and use publishing tools to check the frequency of the use of selected words and look at the meaning of those words. Students then create brochures for the roles of the President.
If you want an interesting way to teach about the Caribbean that incorporates technology, this might be your answer. Class members conduct a WebQuest to gather information about Caribbean islands and create a travel brochure using Microsoft Publisher or another desktop publishing program. While this is not very detailed, it provides the framework, relevant web site, and a rubric for the brochure.
Students taking Human Anatomy and Physiology design a health club. They analyze the structure and function of various muscle groups and determine what exercise equipment works best for each muscle group, and using a desktop publishing program they design and print a brochure or print advertisement for their health club.