In 2008 or 2009 our group was presented a challenge to make a website for ThinkQuest. Our topic was on the dictator and Adolf Hitler’s best friend Benito Mussolini. This was because one of our group members was interested in this man. We worked together through all the steps of making the website, from finding out information to actually setting up the website.
We had some challenges deciding on topic after we found it was a bit difficult to research. Haurka and I wanted to do fast food, but we finally compromised and decided on doing our website on Mussolini.
All of the group members put their ideas together to design the website. Our website was aimed to teenagers and young adults, so we included pictures of Mussolini. We chose to break down Mussolini’s life into categories, such as his early life, his death, what his evil doings were, and his military background. This would make it easier for the readers to comprehend.
We worked all in sixth period in Communications Applications class since we are all in the same class. We had started in mid-November on this project and finished in mid-February. We divided the work by having every group member research a different topic on Mussolini’s life. We went to the library often to get more information about Mussolini.
Our team got to know each by researching together and using all of our ideas. We learned that Nick likes World War II and that Mussolini took part in that time period. The whole year we used our class time very, very wisely.
When the time came to actually start the website, we had to discuss the fonts and colors we were going to use. Also, we individally had to type up our information, and we had to add pictures. Links to all our pages had to be added to the web pages. Our school computer specialist helped us to make our website look good. Also, she helped us add things that we were going to be graded on, such as links to all of our websites.
Some of the things we liked while doing this ThinkQuest challenge was that we learned and spent a lot of time together as a group. We learned so much about how hard it is to make a website. Also, we had to met a deadline. We learned so much from experience.
Benito Mussolini's Childhood
Benito Mussolini's Evil Doings
Benito Mussolini's Death
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