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6th Grade: Black Diamond Mines Brochure

posted Oct 25, 2011, 8:20 AM by Michael Dreyfus-Pai   [ updated Oct 25, 2011, 8:21 AM ]
We're going to be using Pages to create your brochure.  To get started, click the Pages icon in your Dock, or search for pages in spotlight.

In the Template Chooser, go to Brochures and select a template you like.  I'll be using the Classic Brochure.
Always save early and often!  Take a moment now to go to File --> Save and save your work.  It should be saved in Documents as your number, name, and "Black Diamond Mines Brochure," like this:

00 Michael Dreyfus - Black Diamond Mines Brochure

Front Page

Start editing the text of the brochure.  Let's start with the front page (all the way to the right) and change the title from Vineyard to Black Diamond Mines.  All the text here is just filler.  As soon as you click on it, it will turn blue (become highlighted) and your typing will replace it.

Under that, write a slogan for the Black Diamond Mines, or you could just write Regional Preserve.  If it doesn't fit, you can change the font size in the menu at the top.
Next, change the text below the picture to your name.

Finding Images for our Brochure

There are two ways we can find images for our brochure:
  1. Use pictures we took ourselves.  This is easy, because we own those pictures.  It's hard because we have to go to the place we want a picture of.
    1. If you have a digital copy (an image file, like a .jpg, .png, or .gif), save it onto the desktop.
    2. If you have a hard copy (paper), try taking a picture of it using Photobooth.   Use Preview to crop and edit it to your liking.
  2. Search on the Internet for images.  This can be tricky, because we need to navigate copyright.  Copyright means ownership of media, like writing, images, music, and movies.
Public Domain Resources: Owned by the public (that's us!)

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