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Research, Write, Communicate

Web Page

Big Idea

How can you make your argument to a global audience? You can communicate with the world by publishing your persuasive essay on a Web page. You worked hard to research your issue and write an interesting and convincing persuasive essay. When you have the opportunity to make your argument to a worldwide audience, make the most of it! You can create a Web page based on your persuasive essay with a little knowledge and a text editor. Use hypertext and hypermedia to make your argument in a way that is entertaining as well as interesting and convincing. Learn how to create a multimedia Web page that communicates your argument to a global audience.

In this module:

  • Use HTML to create and format a Web page based on your persuasive essay
  • Hyperlink your Web page to other credible sources of information on your issue
  • Find multimedia files that make your Web page more persuasive
  • Observe copyright laws and use copyleft licenses when you use multimedia
  • Use hypermedia to make your Web page more interesting and convincing

Activity 1: HTML Basics >

Do you speak World Wide Web? HTML is a basic computer language that made the Web possible. Web pages are HTML documents. HTML enables you to create Web pages with a simple text editor. You can create and format a Web page based on your persuasive essay.

Activity 2: HTML and Hypertext >

Do you know what makes the Web a web? Hypertext connects related information with hyperlinks. HTML uses the anchor element to create hyperlinks in Web pages. Understanding hypertext helps you become a more effective researcher and a more persuasive communicator.

Activity 3: Multimedia Formats >

Have you ever thought about how computers store and display media? Knowing common multimedia formats helps you find and use the most effective images, audio, and video in your Web page. Find multimedia files that make the argument on your Web page more persuasive.

Activity 4: Copyright and Copyleft >

Can you use any multimedia you find on the Internet in your Web page? Copyright laws protect the rights of people who create original work. Copyleft licenses grant rights to use a creative work in specified ways. Observe copyright laws and use copyleft licenses when you use multimedia.

Activity 5: HTML and Hypermedia >

Would you read a Web page that contained nothing but text? Hypermedia enables Web pages to contain images, audio, and video. If you choose your multimedia carefully, your audience can visualize and hear your argument. Use hypermedia to make your Web page more persuasive.

Look Back >

Reflect on what you learned in this module. Are you ready to work on a team to create an entire Web site? Use the checklist to make sure your tasks are complete. Use the rubric to assess your Web page. Talk about what you learned and how you did your work.

Look Ahead

Checklist: Before you begin, review the checklist for this module. Use the checklist to make sure that you complete all the tasks for each activity.

See the Checklist (doc) >

Rubric: Before you begin, review the rubric for this module. Use the rubric to help you understand what is important to know and do.

See the Rubric (doc) >