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Computer Lab - Grade 6

6.1 Welcome to Grade 6 Computer Lab
Lab Etiquette Slide Show
- Change Passwords
- Start Lesson 6.2 
1 week

6.2 Creating a Picture Book
- Introduce Microsoft Word
- Create a page template
- Leave placeholder for graphics
- Make layout uniform
- Review page orientation
1 week lab, 2 weeks home

6.3 Spreadsheets and Graphs
- Microsoft Excel
- Using spreadsheets to graph an area
- Line Chart
- Color Printing
2 weeks

6.4 Big6 Business Letter
- Microsoft Word
- Use a business letter template
- Personalize a letter for Big6 Research
1 week

6.5 Graphing: Pie Charts
- Microsoft Excel
- Use school store data 
- Make a pie chart
- Color Printing
1 week 

6.6 Graphing: Line and Bar Charts
- Microsoft Excel
- Take a survey
- Make line and bar charts
- Color Printing
1 week

6.7 Researching a Career
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Explore a career 
- View the Dept. of Labor Web site
- Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Make a Slide Show presentation
View an example
3-4 weeks

6.8 Character Biography
- AppleWorks or Microsoft Word
- Word Processing
- Curriculum-related
- Egyptian Character
- Fictional Biography
;3 weeks

6.9 Inspiration Book Report 1 
- Harry Potter
- Inspiration
- Outlining
2 weeks

6.10 Inspiration Book Report 2
- The Great Gilly Hopkins
- Inspiration
- Outlining
2-3 weeks

6.11 Creating a Family Tree
- AppleWorks Paint
- Research Family
- Create a Family Tree
1-2 weeks