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CTE/Business and Marketing Education Curriculum Desktop Publishing II
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will understand the process of planning a document.

Standard 1:
Students should understand the importance of preplanning a document in terms of audience, purpose, timeline, budget, page arrangement, and production method.

Standard 2:
Students will use guides, grids, and columns to set up their documents as a way to create consistency and unity.

Standard 3:
Students will understand that master pages are used to create consistency and increase productivity.

Standard 4:
Students will understand headers and footers contain recurring information and that they are used to help organize a publication.

Standard 5:
Students will understand that slug space is a space outside the printed area in which you can place instructions that stay with your document.


Strand 2
Students will expand on typography and design principles learned in DTP I.

Standard 1:
Students will develop an understanding of basic desktop publishing terminology (see teacher helps vocabulary list).

Standard 2:
Students will understand that those fonts can be used to portray the mood or message of a publication.

Standard 3:
Students will use styles and style sheets for consistency and productivity within a publication.

Standard 4:
Students will understand how to create type on and edit text paths.

Standard 5:
Students will understand how to thread and flow text/frames. Identify management styles within a variety of organizational structures.

Standard 6:
Students will understand how to create a pull quote to enhance a document.

Standard 7:
Students will understand the appropriate use of captions.

Standard 8:
Students will understand the purpose and difference between em dash and en dash.

Standard 9:
Students will recognize widows, orphans, and ragged lines and use kerning, tracking, and proper hyphenation to correct them.


Strand 3
Students will understand the proper use of color in publications.

Standard 1:
Students will understand that there are two ways that color is added to a printed page: process color and spot color.

Standard 2:
Students will create variations of color using tint, patterns, gradients, and opacity.

Standard 3:
Students will understand the difference between the screen color (monitor vs. printed document) and print color.


Strand 4
Students will optimize images to enhance publications.

Standard 1:
Students will understand the file extensions that are compatible with professional desktop publishing software.

Standard 2:
Students will understand how to use standoff space.

Standard 3:
Students will determine if an image is acceptable for print based on its resolution.

Standard 4:
Students will create COBs (cut out background) with transparent backgrounds.

Standard 5:
Students will create frames using different shapes and sizes.

Standard 6:
Students will be able to resize an objective while maintaining aspect ratio.

Standard 7:
Students will learn touchup techniques to enhance images.


Strand 5
Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to the use of images and text.

Standard 1:
Students will understand the difference between royalty free and copyrighted images and text.

Standard 2:
Students will understand the process of obtaining and citing permission for copyrighted works.

Performance Objectives:
Students will create and publish an original multipage business document utilizing the standards and objectives from Desktop Publishing II.



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