Year 8 – Lesson 1 – Website building blocks

Curriculum KS3 Unit Lesson

We use web pages every day without questioning how they work. This lesson looks behind the curtain to help learners start to understand how web pages are constructed using HTML tags, and how they can be modified to start to resemble the websites they are accustomed to.

Learners will begin by considering the power of automation for repetitive tasks, before delving into some practical web page formatting activities using HTML tags. Firstly, they will practise formatting sections of text to improve readability. Learners will then modify tags to change their appearance in a document, to make them different from the defaults provided.

Learning objectives

  • Describe what HTML is
  • Use HTML to structure static web pages
  • Modify HTML tags using inline styling to improve the appearance of web pages

Package contents

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  • Homework