In this project based assignment students will create a tourism website for their respective province or territory (or it could be another province too!). Work with students to review the steps of the project forming ideas about their site, gathering knowledge, checking facts, and coding their site.
First, we need to do some research! Have learners choose (or assign) a province or territory and record answers to the following questions:
What are the top 5 things to do there?
Have learners go to https://glitch.com and sign in with email. They will need to go to their inbox and click on the confirmation button to begin.
Have learners open the Starter Project (https://tourism-website-starter.glitch.me/) and select “Remix on Glitch.”
Use the Solution Sheet to guide learners through the following steps:
I can remix websites by editing tags in HTML
I can add text to my website using paragraphs and headings tags
I can add images to my website using image tags
I can design my website using CSS
I renamed my project with my first name.
I changed the heading of my webpage to my chosen province/territory.
My list has 5 different suggestions for tourists in this area.
I embedded a video that is relevant and useful for tourists in this area.
I added an image of the province/territory to my webpage.
I changed they style of 3 different tags on my webpage using CSS.
Have learners use to explain their code
Provide time for learners to present their websites to the class.
Guide learners through editing and revising their work using the CUPS strategy (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling) - before submitting their final version.
Introduce HTML through play! Before this lesson, plan time for learners to play eraseallkittens.com (“Play Demo”). You may want to create a (free) account for your class which all students can use to sign in, or have them sign up using their individual emails.
Go through a KWL chart with the class (Know, Want to know, Learned). Ask them what they think they know about websites, and what they want to know. After the lesson, regroup and complete the ‘learned’ column as well.
Add a more extensive research element. Have learners spend more time learning about their province or territory, organized by subtopics.
Create a multi-page website by adding new html pages inside of the Thimble project, then linking the pages together using anchor tags.
People and environments, political and physical regions of Canada.