Lesson Focus

Students will learn basic HTML and explore how code can translate into a final visual design, such as a web page. They will create a web page design, translate it into HTML, and then use the computer language to communicate their design to a partner. Their partner will then act as a web browser, converting the code into the original web page design.


Full Lesson Plan
Student Handouts

Age Levels:

8 – 14


Introduce students to:

  • Basic HTML code
  • The general concept of computer languages
  • How different elements of a website are expressed in HTML code

Anticipated Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, students will be able to:

  • Write in basic HTML code.
  • Understand how HTML functions as a language and how it translates into the visuals of a website.
  • Code a basic website.


  • Teacher Resource Documents (attached)
  • Student Resource Sheet (attached)
  • Student Worksheets (attached)

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.