Last updated: 8/29/2008
Niagara Falls City School District
630 66th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Business - BUS 130 - MOS Word/Power Point/Excel - Grs. 10-12 - 20 Weeks

(1) CDOS.C.3b Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.
(1) CDOS.E.1 Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.
(1) CDOS.E.2 Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.
(1) CDOS.E.3a Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.


  • Create and draw tables and format and remove rows, columns, and cells
  • Work and create multi-column layouts, change column width, and text in columns
  • Preparing for MOS Certification. 
  • Microsoft Word 2007 - Publishing 2007 Text Preparing for MOS Certification.
  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • Career Development and Occupational Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Math, Science, and Technology (MST)
  • Quizzes
  • Tests
  • Teacher handouts
(1) ELA.10.R.1 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for information and understanding.
(1) ELA.10.R.2 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
(1) ELA.10.R.3 Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
(1) MST5 Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
  • Work with templates and wizards available in Microsoft Word and create, modify, and attach these templates to documents
When the District migrates to the implementation of 2007 we will move to the next platform of Microsoft Word 2007
  • Students will work on exercises in the CD Rom that will cover the tasks covered in each lesson
  • To communicate internationally
  • To identify transferable skills that are used in all subject areas
MOS EXAMS (Microsoft Office Specialist Exam in Word 2007 or in the next platform of 2007)
  • Understand and prepare a mail merge and work with data sources
  • Create and modify styles and copy styles from one document to another
  • Create, collapse, and expand outline levels
  • Work with multi-section documents
  • Understand desktop publishing features by working with clip art, scanned photos, word art, modification of a drawn shapes appearance, manipulation of graphic objects and the ability to work with text boxes and bullets and numbered lists
  • Work with the internet and web documents
  • Work with long documents and page breaks, bookmarks and hyperlinks
  • Work with publishing features
  • Work with Microsoft Office data sharing and connect, link, and share data
We will then move our softare, as well, to the next platform for MOS Certification Word 2007 Each task covered in the lesson will teach the student how to perform the task, and then they will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned with challenging exercises

  • Flash drives
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Power Point Lectures, and more...
  • Hands-on tasks and evaluations
  • Guest Speakers
  • Smart Boards
  • To demonstrate the application of skills that are useful for problem solving using current technology
  • To become an independent self-sufficient person who can communicate effectively with others
  • To understand how to use correct technical terminology for effective workplace communication
  • To understand the relationship between technical interest and skills and abilities towards future career decisions


DDC Publishing Exam allowing students who score 90% or better to have the opportunity to take a test which will enable them to be eligible for permanent MOS Certification through Microsoft
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