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Lesson Plans - PDF Instructions

KQED's Education Network prepares high school lesson plans to accompany certain television programming. For the Fillmore, these lessons are available electronically, as PDFs (Portable Document Format), through the Web.

To download the lesson plans as a PDF, you may first have to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free on Adobe's Web site. The Reader is available for most computer platforms, and once downloaded the lessons may be viewed on-screen as well as printed out.


Directions for Downloading Acrobat Reader 4.0

We suggest that you print out these directions, as you will need to refer to them later, when you are not in your Web browser.

To download the Teacher's Guide on this site, you must first have software called Adobe Acrobat 4.0. This software is free and can be downloaded by clicking on the "Download Acrobat Reader 4.0" link on this page, above. The whole process can take an hour or two, depending on the speed of your modem and computer. Once you have Adobe Acrobat you can download as many documents as you want without downloading Acrobat again. The following is a step-by-step of where you will go and what to do there.

Begin by clicking on this Download Acrobat Reader 4.0 link.

Part I
You are now at the page called "Get Adobe Acrobat Reader."

1.Scroll down to the middle of the page to the three boxes where you can give Adobe some information about what you need.

2.Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and click on the box that says "download."

Part II

1.The Reader installation file will begin downloading to your computer. This is the part that can take a very long time, so be patient. Important: save the file and make a note of its name and where you put it so you can find it later.

2.Quit your Web browser.

3.Installing Acrobat: go to the newly downloaded file and open it. Follow the directions to intstall the Reader and make it functional on your computer.

Part III
You can now download the Teacher's Guide.

1.Open your Web browser and go back to this page ( and click the Resources section. Open the Teacher's Guide. If Adobe Acrobat is installed correctly, the guide will open automatically in most browsers. If the guide doesn't open automatically, save the file to your desktop or to a particular folder, then open it manually. The pages may be printed. If the option exists in your print options, print to the end of the page.

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