CREATE YOUR OWN WEB
you have now completed several mini web internet
Your task now is to design your own mini web lesson.
The topic is Marco Polo.
Using Microsoft FrontPage or Expression Web, make your own mini website
Direct the student or viewer to at least three different
Your questions/ activities must accomplish the
a) Direct the student to read about and then record in
some way the main facts about Marco Polo's life and discoveries.
b) Find 2 or 3 primary sources and and one
secondary Source that contain information
about Polo. Make up 5 questions for the students that get the student to
analyse and compare information presented in the
sources. You need only use part of the sources, about 5-8 lines for each.
(Visual and literary/written)
Remember that a primary source is usually an old original source, that was
written or drawn at about the time of the events you are studying. (Or a copy of
one.) It is good to compare the information in different sources about the
same person or event you are studying. This is because firstly you can
then get a more complete picture of the person or what happened; and
secondly you can test the reliability or accuracy of the
So it is good to ask questions something like the following:
How do the following sources both provide evidence that......, What do the
following sources tell you about....,
Does the information in Source 1 agree with the views shown in Source 2 or
do they contradict each other?
Does any part of the document suggest the author has a personal biased
viewpoint, and therefore that the document is not accurate?
Which source do you think is the more accurate and why?
How does the image in Source 3 support or corroborate the views expressed
in Source 2?
Does the archaeological evidence (artefact) shown in Source 4 have any
connection to the information provided in Source 1?
Does it contradict or support /corroborate the information give in Source
How is the information given in this secondary Source 5( by a modern
Historian) corroborated or supported by the primary source shown in Source
c) Design a small interesting activity that the students
could do on this topic. An activity that gets the students to think about
the significance of Polo's discoveries to the people of his time, or to
people later in history.
You have two weeks to finish this research task. Start
researching this project in class. Complete it at home and then put
your mini web site web lesson in your folder on the school server so we
can read and peer assess it in class.
(See the computer technician if you don't have a folder on the computer
storage server yet.)
For easy instructions on how to make a web site, see
Name of student assessed: ________________________
plus 3 other pages:
links, readable, aesthetic
Quality of your instructions in a, b, c.
Interesting, relevant, pictures, detailed,
For information on
how to make web pages.