Just Plain Stupid/Having Fun Learning HTML
Created by Patricia Janann Nicholson

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Lesson Plan
1. Document Content and Tags 2. Heading Size

3. Creating A Paragraph

4. Creating Six Categories
5. Lists 6. Character Tags
7. Inserting a Horizontal Line 8. Creating and Inserting an Image
9. Creating Hypertext Links Between Elements Within Your Document 10. Anchor Tags
11. Define A Color Theme 12. Modifying Text with the <FONT> Tag
13. Web Page Structure 14. Creating Links Between Documents
15Creating a Text Table 16. Formatting A Table
17. Cell Alignment 18. Table Header
19. Creating a Background for Your Web Page 20. Adding Border Color to Your Table
21. Adding a Colored Background to Your Table 22. Entering Data into Your Table
23. Creating a Button in Fireworks 24. Giving Your Title Some Oomph!!!
25. Using the ALT Property with Image Tags 26. Aligning Text Around An Image
27. Programming with JavaScript/The Script Tag 28. Sending Output to a Web Page
29. Creating JavaScript Functions 30. Creating Arrays
31. Working with Loops 32. Using the If...Else Statement

Website Created and Maintained by Patricia Janann Nicholson
Copyright 2002

Who said that writing HTML isn't fun!!! Students in Pahokee Senior High School's Web Design Class will let you know that writing HTML is a snap and can be a little on the outrageous side. Just Plain Stupid is the first 9-week lesson students take part in on their journey in writing HTML. The lesson was created by Patricia Janann Nicholson, Web Design Instructor at Pahokee Middle Senior High School. The class has earned so much popularity that additional classes have been added to next year's class offerings to accommodate the enormous student request. This lesson proves that learning can be fun as well as entertaining!!!!


You have been hired by a company to build a Web page to sell their unique and unusual gift items. Their company's Web address is justplainstupid.com and their business name is "Just Plain Stupid." You will construct a one page Web layout with links to the items descriptions and pictures. Before you begin your venture, we will cover a few points about creating a Web page using HTML. For a more detailed account of HTML used in this activity, refer to the tutorials in your textbook (Creating Web Pages with HTML by Carey Associates, Inc.). The contents of this activity are viewed in the table above. Remember where you left off at the end of class so that you will be able to easily find the section in the table of contents.

You will also need to download the grading rubric found in the table of contents above. As you complete each task, have your instructor fill in the grade on your rubric. This will keep you focused on assigned as well as completed tasks.

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