Creating a Certificate of Recognition Lesson Plan

Curriculum Area: Instructional Technology
Subject Area: M/J Computer Applications I
Sunshine State Standard Benchmark:
  • Demonstrate the efficient and effective use of varied input and output devices.
  • Produce documents using specified functions of appropriate word processing software.
  • Manipulate graphic images using varied applications.
    • LA.D.2.3.4-understand how the multimedia tools of graphics, pictures, color, motion, and music can enhance communication in advertising.
    • VA.B.1.3.2-know how the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes can be used to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.


Grade Level: 7th-8th
Lesson Title: Certificate of Recognition
Learning Objective:

Students will:

  • create a decorative word presentation using WordArt.
  • use AutoShapes on the Drawing Toolbar to create unique shapes.
  • use the fill tool on the Drawing Toolbar to add color to shapes.
  • align and distribute objects using the draw tool on the Drawing Toolbar.
  • flip and rotate objects using the draw tool on the Drawing Toolbar.
  • use the landscape orientation for page layout at the Page Setup dialog box.
  • include a decorative art page border using the Borders and Shading dialog box.
  • include a decorative font.
  • become acquainted with the different line options on the drawing toolbar.
  • use the spell and grammar features in Microsoft Word to correct spelling and grammar errors.
Instructions: Students will follow the instructions provided at Pahokee Middle Senior High Technology Lessons Webpage. Finished products are included in the grading rubric listed below.
Assessment Certificate Grading Rubric