An Example of a "Links" Page List


A Class Map as an Information Organizer

First, read these suggested directions, then look at the example below.

Such a web page is very easy to create. HOWEVER, You MUST follow these instructions exactly.

If you make a mistake, it could ruin your browser's bookmarks list.

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An Example of a "Links" Page List


1. Use your browser and the web to find and "Bookmark" any sites you want on your topic.

2. Use your browser to EDIT the list of bookmarks, This is often under the "Bookmarks" drop down menu such as "Add Bookmarks" or "Edit Bookmarks". Rearrange the book marks thematically by creating folders for each group or cluster of links you saved, Then move the links to those folders by clicking on them and dragging them to the appropriate folder.

3. Close those windows and open your HTML editor software.

4. Open the page template you created and change the page TITLE (NOT file name) to a good descriptive title, such as "U.S. Civil War Links"

5. Immediately save it again using SAVE AS... and give it a new FILE name. Use something brief but descriptive, like USCivWar.html
Remember to use NO SPACES, minimal punctuation, and remember to add the html or htm extension to the file name.
6. NOW (careful), use your HTML editor to look for and open your Bookmarks file. In the Mac Netscape browser system the bookmarks are a file named "bookmarks.html" and that is found by opening a series of folders:

Obviously, students should not be given access to YOUR web browser's bookmarks. Also, students should be old enough to follow these directions carefully. They might build a list of bookmarks they find on a topic that is kept on their own computer and transfer that list to their own new web page.
You can:
One possibility for the first time they try this is just what is shown below, an ALPHABETIZED list of the links.
Another more creative AND INSTRUCTIVE possibility might be a map of the US with a geographically placed link to each Civil War battle the students found. Creating such links on a map is trick using HTML and probably would require use of a table with enough cells to organize the positioning of the links around the edge of the map. Once that was planned, a map could be selected and lines added that point toward the map edges near where you'll have the links. That way the links would seem to point to the location of the battle on the map.
THAT would be a super resource WORTH posting on the World Wide Web!

 United States Civil War Battles: An Internet Research Project

Mr. Sweeny's 2nd Period US History Class, Fall 1999
 Etc.  Etc.  Etc.  Etc. Etc.  Gettysburg, PA
Memphis, TN
Aug. 26-27, 1863
Bull Run, VA
  • July 13, 1861
  • October 8, 1863
Nashville, TN
January 23- February 6, 1863
Spottsylvania, VA
November 21-28, 1862
Vicksburg, MS
July 21-29, 1863
Fredricksburg, VA
October 3, 1862
Richmond, VA
December, 6-12, 1863
The "Wilderness"
April 21-28, 1863
 Etc.  Etc.  Etc.
Appomatix Court House
April 28, 1864
Fort Sumpter, SC
April 12-14, 1861
Atlanta, GA
Februrary 19, 1864

The Two Battles of Bull Run - A Civil War Research Project
by James Wentworth and Ralph Kolby, 8th Grade,
Completed, October 17, 1999
Grade A+

You may not have known it but there were actually two battles of Bull Run, which both took place at the same location! That is why we decided to work together as a team for the research on this assignment. As it turned out, this was a very good decision because we found so much information, it to two of us to cover it all and organize it,
What we liked best about the project was that we could compare and contrast these two battles to see how they were similar and different. We discovered, from doing this, that this pproach was pretty important. We decided this because the First Battle of Bull Run, in July 13, 1861, turned out very differently than the Second Battle of Bull Run, which was on October 8, 1863. We will show you the evidence for why we think that is so important. Basically, we think is has to do with how strong and successful the Confederate Army was at the beginning of the Civil War compared with later in the Civil War. We bet you'll agree.
Even though both battles of Bull Run were in Virginia, a southern state, the battle site is actually just a short carriage ride from the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. That is why the Union Army's loss in the Frist Battle of Bull Run was such a scary thing for the north.
1. They thought they were lots stronger than the South and would win easily, They lost and so that scared the North.
2. The battle was so close to Washington, D.C. that when they lost the first battle, the North realized how easy it would be for the Confereate Army to attach the Capital of the North!
As you can see, these facts make these two battles some of the most important in the whole Civil War, at least geographically speaking.

The First Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run

How the Two Battles Were Similar

How the Two Battles Were Different


Our Battle Maps

Fake Anchors to illustrate how the map links might look and work.

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