WWII Website Project

Introduction

Instead of writing a report this year, you will instead be building a website that teaches others about a topic related to WWII or the Holocaust. This assignment is meant to help you practice your research and non-fiction writing skills, learn and develop new computer skills, and learn to work effectively together with a classmate to complete a large project.

You will have two weeks of class time to complete this assignment. In that time you will need to research your topic, write a report and other content, and build your website using Google Sites or another free website building tool. These websites will later be shared with the whole class and your parents so do a good job.

Due Date: We will share our websites in class on November 23. You should be finished by then.

Project Requirements

Your final website must include the following:

  • A home page that introduces us to your topic and with links to all your other pages.
  • Webpages that give information about your topic. It should be written like a report. The best way to handle this part is to create different webpages for each sub-topic. For example, if your topic is the Battle of Britain, you can have one page that tells us about the Nazi bombing raids and another page that tells about how the British stayed safe during the bombings.
  • Your text pages should include images that help bring extra meaning to the text. Warning: Avoid using copyrighted material on your website. Screen your Google searches and use copyright-free images in your work.
  • You should have at least one "media page" where we can view videos, large graphics, or other cool interactive resources. You may also want to think about adding other media to your text pages as well.
  • You should have a "links" page that gives us links to the websites you used for research, other helpful websites that teach us about your topic, and any other resources you think will be helpful.
    • It will be easiest to make this page as you go through your project, not at the very end.

Other important things to remember:

  • Please spell-check and grammar check your text. Look for the the red lines.
  • A simple, but attractive design. Let site you are using help you by choosing a nice Theme.
  • This is an educational website, not a personal one. NO USELESS IMAGES AND DECORATIONS ARE NECESSARY. Include only things that will teach.
  • Use horizontal or sidebar navigation. Think about the user. Ask yourself, "If someone new comes to this site, will be able to easily find their way around to the content?"
  • Content is most important. You should spend most of your time on your information, not the images.
  • Work together. You can't finish this project on your own. Divide the work with your partner.

Assignment Resources

To complete this assignment you will need several resources to help. Follow the links below to find the ones you need.