Construct a simple web page using HTML and CSS. Throughout the design process, instructions explain how to style text, graphics, and hyperlinks to produce an informative web page. For those in need of an extra challenge, extension activities encourage students to create a list, apply a picture background, customize hyperlinks, employ CSS classes, insert animated text or images, and build tables. HTML lesson plans make coding for beginners fun.
- HTML Coding for Beginners
Designed especially for middle and high school, lessons explain how to build a web page using HTML and CSS. Students style text, images, and links to construct a page on a topic of their choice. Integrate technology using project-based instruction.
- Spark an Interest in Stem and CTE
This fun and motivating programming project can hook student interest in powerful skills for the workplace of tomorrow. Prepare your students for career skills. Incite curiosity in computer science and coding.
- Ideal for Desktop or Chromebook Users
This technology project includes a version for desktop HTML text editors such as Notepad or Code Writer as well as a version for Chromebook users that use a web-based text editor such as Caret or Editey.
- All Resources Included
Digital Teacher Guide and Student Workbook with step-by-step instructions may be printed or used in PDF format. Sample web pages, templates, and HTML and CSS reference sheets support learning. Assessment tools include a marking sheet and skill summary checklist.
- Optional Challenges
Extension activities show students how to format lists, add a background image, change the appearance of links, create a class, add animated text and gifs, code a table, and more!
Note: This project is for kids. The activities introduce basic tags and attributes only. We want your students to like writing code. For this reason, we have kept things simple. By the end of this project, your students should feel confident in their ability to add HTML elements and set CSS attributes – not frustrated. The HTML lessons for beginners are designed to spark an interest in programming.
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Assignment 1 Internet Basics
Learn basic terminology. Consider Internet use in daily life.
Assignment 2 History of the Internet
Raise awareness of inventions that shaped the Internet.
Assignment 3 About the World Wide Web
Investigate parts of a web browser. Learn why the World Wide Web was invented.
Assignment 4 What is HTML?
Gain a basic understanding of HTML and its importance in the world today.
Assignment 5 Seeking the Source
Inspect the source code of a web page. Decode the meaning of tags.
Assignment 6 Edit an HTML Document
Analyze a sample web page using an HTML Text Editor. Modify the tags.
Assignment 7 Edit the Style of an HTML Document
Modify the attributes of a web page to discover how CSS creates a consistent design.
Assignment 8 Plan a Web Page
Complete an organizer to plan a web page. Gather information, pictures, and websites.
Assignment 9 Start Building a Web Page
Code using HTML tags to add a title, heading, body, and horizontal rule.
Assignment 10 Format the Web Page Using CSS
Assign attributes to each element of the web page to set the style.
Assignment 11 Prepare Your Images
Adjust the file name, file type, and size of images. (Optional)
Assignment 12 Add Images and Format the Style
Add images to the web page. Format picture style, float, and margins using CSS.
Assignment 13 Create Hyperlinks
Link to additional information using text and image hyperlinks.
Assignment 14 Explore Meta Tags
Scan search engine results using keywords. View meta tags in source code.
Assignment 15 Add Meta Tags to a Web Page
Code meta tags to describe the web page.
Assignment 16 Are You Ready to Upload?
Review the web page using a checklist. Revise the code.
Assignment 17 Upload Your Web Page
Publish web page onto the Internet. (Optional)
Assignment 18 HTML Developers Conference
View web pages. Offer positive feedback to peers.
Optional Coding for Beginners Activities for Middle and High School Students
- Analyzing Websites: View three sample web pages and answer questions.
- Format Lists: Use tag pairs and CSS to make bulleted and numbered lists.
- Add a Background Image: Use a picture as a background for the web page.
- Format Hyperlink Style: Set CSS attributes. Change the appearance of links.
- Create a Class: Set unique style attributes for pictures and text.
- Add Animated Text and Images: Create animated text. Add an animated gif.
- Create a Table: Organize information using HTML to make rows and columns.
- Submit Your Site to a Search Engine: Increase the chances of search engines finding the web page.
Design Web Pages using HTML and CSS Activities - Programming for Kids
Coding for beginners is fun. Use the HTML lessons plans to build a simple web page. Support STEM learning objectives in elementary and middle school. Develop an interest in computer science and programming in your students.
- Identify topic, purpose, and audience for a web page
- View the source code of a web page
- Decode the meaning of HTML and CSS tags
- Plan and organize web page ideas
- Create a web page using HTML and style it with CSS
- Set attributes for the body, text, and graphics
- Insert an image and position it using CSS
- Add a hyperlink to text or a picture using HTML
- Add meta tags for keywords and description
- Create lists, picture background, classes, or tables
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