I am an engineering instructor for our local university. I teach Technical Drawing using AutoCAD but in July I will be teaching a summer workshop for high school students. I wanted to see if anyone has any ideas to make this one week workshop easy yet instructional for the students. My thoughts were to give them a history on ACAD, introduction of the basic commands and finally have them do several 2 D objects like gage blocks using the tutorials provided in the ACAD tutoring book.

I need help in the following:

Does anyone any other ideas of ACAD that would be effective in capturing students interest in engineering?

Does anyone have a good history of ACAD notes I can include in my lecture slides?

Basic command instructions, I can use for a power point lecture?