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Students use WordArt to prepare anti-drug posters in this Red Ribbon Week idea


Computers & Internet, P.E. & Health  



Title – Red Ribbon Week
By – Win Hageman
Primary Subject – Computers / Internet
Secondary Subjects – Physical Education
Grade Level – 6th grade

Lesson using MS Word WordArt

    During Red Ribbon Week, we talk about how drugs, smoking, alcohol etc. are bad for us. Before we start this computer class, we brainstorm phrases that are anti-drug, etc., slogans that the kids have heard or just made up. On an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper, I list all of these phrases, plus ones kids in previous years have come up with. I hand out this list and then show the children, using a digital projector, how to use and format WordArt. They then make their own 8.5″ x 11″ poster of slogans, and then print it. Once it is printed and reviewed by me for appropriateness, they are allowed to hang their poster anywhere in the building halls that they want. Once Red Ribbon week is over, they are asked to remove their poster from where they hung it.

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