Accompanying File Name:
brochure.nl (this file has borders in the brochure).
Language Arts, Social Studies, Technology
Early Years and/or Middle Years
Description of Activity:
Students plan and create a travel brochure based upon a current theme. This
activity was based upon holiday brochure for Sydney, Australia.
of Activity Plan:
up The Student Writing Center and choose “Newsletter”. They then choose a
three-column newsletter, without masthead and no lines. Access Newsletter |
Set Margins. The margins are set to Top and Bottom - 1.25 cm and the sides
.5 cm. These margins may have to be adjusted depending upon the printer.
File |Save the
document at this point. Students should be reminded to save their work
frequently – after each new item has been added.
With the mouse pointer in the first
column, type in a title for the brochure – in this case “G’Day Mate, Welcome
to Australia”. Select the title and change the font to one of choice. (Text
– Choose Font – this sample uses the font Century Gothic, size 16, Bold)
Press the “Enter” key and move to the next line. Choose a smaller size font
and type in the text for the travel brochure (Text – Choose Font – this
sample uses the font Century Gothic, size 12, Bold). (If preferred, the
students could have all the text entered in the report format of Student
Writing Center and could copy and paste the text and align the pictures at
the same time.) Students can also be reminded to use Newsletter | Insert
Column Break to force the text into the appropriate columns.
appropriate image(s) for the travel brochure (Graphics – Choose Picture).
The image can be sized, copied and flipped (Graphics – Resize Picture and
Flip Picture Vertically).
The images for
this project were collected off the Internet, converted to .bmp format
through IrfanView, opened in Paint and copied and pasted into The Student
Writing Center. However, the images could have also been collected by the
teacher, resized and saved through IrfanView in .wmf format. At this point
they could be saved to the S: drive on the server in a common image folder.
We have found it easier to have a bank of images prepared and stored on a
central location for the students.
(IrfanView is a
free viewer. Download this software from
Keith Benson, North District Technology Support Teacher
MaryLouise Lisi, email@example.com