Requirements

*If you ever have any questions about the requirements please talk to me or look at the Christopher Columbus example on the wiki.

Title- The first thing you should put on your wiki page is the title. The title should be the same as your topic. Your title should be set as “Heading 1” (button 5)

Table of Contents- Right after your title you should place your table of contents. You do this by clicking the “Widget” tool (button 12), then clicking the “Wikispaces” button. After clicking the Wikispaces button you will need to click the “Table of Contents” button.

First Section- Will be right underneath the title. It will be a brief 3-5 sentences paragraph that summarizes your topic (and your wiki page). This section does not need its own individual title.

Second Section- This will be similar to an introductory paragraph in an essay. Here you will write about the “beginning” of your topic.
  1. Start with your title. It should be set as a “Heading 2”. The title should be something that relates to the beginning of your topic. For instance, if your topic is a person it could be titled, “Early Life” or if your topic is about a war or battle it could be titled, “Before the Battle”.
  2. Next you will use the “Line” tool (button 8). Make sure the line goes directly underneath your title.
  3. Then write 1 paragraph (3-5 sentences) on the early of beginning part of your topic.

Third Section- This will be similar to the body paragraphs of an essay and hence the longest part. Here you will write about the most important parts of your topic. You will have at least 3 paragraphs in this section, each paragraph 3-5 sentences long.
  1. Start with your title. It should be set as a “Heading 2”. The title should be something that relates to all the most important parts of your topic. For example, Christopher Columbus is most known for his trips to America so the title of this section is “Voyages”.
  2. Next you will use the “Line” tool. Make sure the line goes directly underneath your title.
  3. Because in this third section you will have at least 3 different paragraphs, each paragraph needs its own title (Ex. First Voyage, Second Voyage…). You will make these titles a “Heading 3”. You DO NOT need a line under “Heading 3” titles.

Fourth Section- This will be similar to the conclusion of an essay. Here you will write about the “ending” of your topic.
  1. Start with your title. It should be set as a “Heading 2”. The title should be something that relates to the ending of your topic. For instance, if you are doing a person it may be titled something like, “Later in Life”. If it is about a battle or war it would be titled something like, “Peace at Last” or “Fighting Comes to an End”.
  2. Next you will use the “Line” tool (button 8). Make sure the line goes directly underneath your title.
  3. Then write 1 paragraph (3-5 sentences) on the later or ending part of your topic.

References- Here you will list all the sources you used during your research. You need to use at least 3 different sources, 1 needs to be your American History book. You may not use blogs or wikis (including wikipedia) as a resource. If you have a questions about the validity of a website or book, please talk to Mr. Larson. Put your references in alphabetical order in the wiki.
How to Cite:
  1. For a Book:
  2. Author’s last name, author’s first name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of Publication.
  3. Example: (This is your history book, you will have this as a reference)
  4. Garraty, John A. The Story of America. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1994.

  1. For a Website: (if you cannot find all this information, put what you can find)
  2. Author’s last name, author’s first name. “Title of Article”. Website Name. Web publication date. Name of sponsoring institution. Date you accessed the file <Full Internet Address>
  3. Example:
  4. Pickering, Keith A. "Columbus's Early Years". Columbusnavigation.com. 1997-2006. 01 July 2008 <http://www.columbusnavigation.com/early.shtml>

Pictures- Your wiki should include at least two pictures that are relevant to your topic.
  1. First, place your cursor where you want your picture.
  2. Then click on the picture button on your editor toolbar (11). The best way to put a picture in the website is by using the “External Image by URL” section.
  3. Find a picture online by searching Google Images (or something similar), click on the picture, this should take you to a website with only the picture showing.
  4. Copy the website that has only the picture you want showing and paste it into the “Insert External Image by URL” section. Then click Load.
  5. Once you have clicked “Load” a small thumbnail picture should appear. Double click that small picture to put it into your website.
  6. A new window will pop up that says “Image Properties”.
  7. Use this window to align the picture where you want it.
  8. You also need to use the “Image Properties” window to give your picture a caption. All pictures should have a caption that describes what the picture is of.