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Youth Programs

The links below display the end results and final projects produced by each after school program. This section allows for the students that participated in the programs to display their work and present it to their parents or peers.

Available Lessons

Below are tables descrbing the elementary school, middle school and high school curricula produced by Trinfo.Cafe. immidiately followign the tables is a searchable directory where you can view and download the content described in the tables. 

ProgramTypeAge groupDescription
Tech for TykesWeb-Based, crafts making, Paint, Word, Publisher and worksheetsPre K- 1st gradeStudents will learn about the basic building block of computers. They will learn the keyboard, demonstrate their understanding of computers through fun educational games and other creative activities.
Arts of the WorldPower Point1st- 3rd gradeStudents will learn about the different types of Art throughout the world, such as Chinese Calligraphy, High Renaissance Italian Art, and Mexican Paintings and showcase their favorite art through PowerPoint.
Important Figures Power Point1st- 3rd gradeStudents will learn about the biographies of important figures that they made not learn about in school and create PowerPoint to showcase what they have learned.
The Environment Power Point1st- 3rd gradeStudents will learn about the concept environment through a series of introductory lessons on aquatic life, the amazon rainforest, plant conservation, endangered species, ecosystem, ecology as well as the BP oil spill. Student will also be introduced to Power Point.
Comic Strips Web-Based; Paint; Worksheets 1st- 6th grade Students will have the opportunity to explore two different comic-making websites in order to create their own comic strips.
Saving the Planet Ecology for Kids Publisher, Power Point and Word 1st – 8th grade Students will be introduced to a series of lesson on global warming, Hurricane Katrina, endangered species and sources of energy. Then student will create a Power Point Presentation and pamphlet detailing things they can do to save the planet.
Astronomy for Kids Power Point and Word 4th-6th grade Introduce students to the life and ideas of the great astronomers such as Kepler, Galileo and Newton.
Google Earth Web Based 3rd- 6th grade Introduces students the online mapping tool known as Google Earth. Students learn about continents all the way down to individual addresses. A complementary curricula to those students learning about Geography in school.
Program TypeAge GroupDescription
Saving the Planet and Ecology for Kids
Publisher, Power Point and Word 1st- 3rd, 4th- 6th or 7th- 8th grade Students will be introduced to a series of lesson on global warming, Hurricane Katrina, endangered species and sources of energy. Then student will create a Power Point Presentation and pamphlet detailing things they can do to save the planet.
App Inventor Web-Based; App Inventor software 5th- 12th grade Using AppInventor, a freely shared software developed by MIT, students over the course of 18 sessions learned how to build apps for Android smartphones while getting preliminary exposure to computer science and computational thinking.
A Million Dollars Windows Movie Maker 6th- 8th grade Students will create movies based on the saying “If I had a million dollars…” and will think of creative things to do with their “money”. Their projects will consist of images that demonstrate how the money would be spent on charitable efforts.
Ancient Egypt Power Point and Word 6th- 8th grade Students will learn about the culture of Ancient Egypt and do research on its religion and different burial practices.
Defining Culture Web-Based and Power Point 6th-8th grade Student will learn about concepts that make up culture such as ethnicity, religion, food and music. They will create presentations based on what they learn and the research they complete.
City’s Explorers Windows Movie Maker; web- based research 6th- 8th grade Students will become tour guides of Hartford, and will create movie brochures as a way of highlighting interesting attractions in the city. They will research famous buildings, landmarks, and people and explain the significance of those things through images and words.
Dream Vacation Windows Movie Maker 6th- 8th grade Using the internet, they will find images and music that embody their dream vacation and create a movie similar to vacation brochure.
Hip Hop and Poetry PowerPoint, web-based, Poetry, Windows Movie Maker 6th- 8th grade This program allow students to be creative and make their own poetry verses. They will use the internet, presentation and design software as tools to successfully share their projects.
Music Video (The Producer) Windows Movie Maker; web- based 6th- 8th grade Students will search for their favorite song and analyze it. They will think about the words of the song and the theme that they believe the song conveys. The students will then find images that fit the theme they have chosen and create a movie around the images they find.
Latin American Culture Power Point and Publisher 6th- 8th grade Students will learn about the Mayas, Spanish Culture, Mexican American war, and Diego and Frida. They will showcase what they have learned through PowerPoint Presentations.
Autobiography Windows Movie Maker 6th- 8th grade Thinking about their lives and the most meaningful things that shape their lives, students will create a video autobiography. They will incorporate pictures, music, and poetry about people, hobbies, and other things that they believe are representative of who they are.
Lyricists Lounge (Song)/ Poetry in Motion (Poetry) Windows Movie Maker 6th- 8th grade Using their own original poetry or songs, students will create a video that compliments their creative flow. They will record their lyrics using the Sound Recorder, and put them to instrumental rhythms that they find using FrostWire. The videos that they create will also include images of people, places, and things that they find using Google.
Make your own Cultural Video- Asia Windows Movie Maker 6th-8th grade Students will be introduced to Windows Movie Maker to create a cultural video of a country in Asia that will showcase their video editing talent.
Make your own Cultural Video- Latin America Windows Movie Maker 6th-8th grade Students will be introduced to Windows Movie Maker to create a cultural video of a country in Latin America that will showcase their video editing talent.
Jeopardy Power Point 6th-8th grade A trivia game used at the end of lessons to add an element of fun in the classroom.
ProgramTypeAge GroupDescription
Media Literacy and ConsumerismWeb- based, PowerPoint 9th- 12th grade Students will learn about consumerism through a series of lessons on credit card quandary, big radio, diamonds, intro to the second world, sneakers manufacturers, taxes, teen insecurities, school sellout and product placement.
Media Literacy and DemocracyWeb- based, PowerPoint 9th- 12th grade Students will learn about the notion of democracy through a series of lesson on media bias, campaign advertisements, political cartoons, links between Iraq and 911, non-lethal weapons, elections, protests and security vs. freedom.
Life Skills Web- based, PowerPoint 9th- 12th grade The goal of the program is to help students with their lives, career paths and educational endeavors. This program will teach students how to navigate the Internet, familiarize themselves with MS Word and Excel, how to manage email accounts and how to write resume.
Media Literacy and Ecology Web- based, PowerPoint 9th- 12th grade Students will learn about the concepts of media literacy and global warming.
App Inventor Web-Based; App Inventor software 9th- 12th grade Using AppInventor, a freely shared software developed by MIT, students over the course of 18 sessions learned how to build apps for Android smartphones while getting preliminary exposure to computer science and computational thinking.
Spanish and Latin American CulturePower Point and Publisher 9th- 12th grade Students will learn about the Mayas, Spanish Culture, Mexican American war, and Diego and Frida. They will showcase what they have learned through PowerPoint Presentations.
JeopardyPower Point 9th- 12th grade A trivia game used at the end of lessons to add an element of fun in the classroom.