In this opening lesson to this project, students are introduced to the AutoCAD program and allowed to explore some of its menus. The first lesson is divided into 2 activities. First, students will open the AutoCAD program for a controlled amount of time to explore it on their own during the sponge activity. Then they will follow the instructor on a guided tour of the interface to familiarize themselves with key terms & elements related to AutoCAD as the instructor demonstrates on an overhead projector. In conclusion, the students will use remaining time to explore drawing and modification tools before continuing to the next lesson.