The Senate

Requirements for Your Website

Your website needs to contain all of the requirements listed below.

Requirements:

Home Page

            1. The website needs to be identified as your representative page for “The Senate” simulation.

                        1a. The Seal (logo) of “The Senate”

                        1b. Professional looking picture of you identifying yourself as the representative from the State you represent.

                        1c. The U.S. flag, State your are representing flag, Map of Your State

Additional Pages

            2. About “Your Name” Page

                        2a. 2-4 Paragraphs describing yourself and representing your state

            3. Short of History of Your State

                        3a. 3-6 Paragraphs describing a short concise history of your state.

            Note: Do Not Plagiarize this section. Read a lot about your state and write about the most important details.

            4. Fact Page about Your State. Note: Make sure you cite your sources at the bottom of the page even if it is Wikipedia

            State Facts

·         Governor

·         Capital City

·         Motto

·         Population

·         Time Zone

·         State abbreviation

·         Border States

·         Admission to Statehood

·         Largest City

·         Highest point

·         Lowest point)

·         Professional Sports Teams

·         Famous People From the State

 

5. Page for Position Papers

 

6. Page for Passed Resolutions and Legislation

 

CATEGORY

20

16

12

8

Content

The site has a well-stated clear purpose and theme that is carried out throughout the site.

The site has a clearly stated purpose and theme, but may have one or two elements that do not seem to be related to it.

The purpose and theme of the site is somewhat muddy or vague.

The site lacks a purpose and theme.

Navigation

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, consistently placed, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user does not become lost.

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and internal links take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user rarely becomes lost.

Links for navigation take the reader where s/he expects to go, but some needed links seem to be missing. A user sometimes gets lost.

Some links do not take the reader to the sites described. A user typically feels lost.

Layout

The Web site has an exceptionally attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements. White space, graphic elements and/or alignment are used effectively to organize material.

The Web pages have an attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements.

The Web pages have a usable layout, but may appear busy or boring. It is easy to locate most of the important elements.

The Web pages are cluttered looking or confusing. It is often difficult to locate important elements.

Requirements (This category is worth double because of its importance)

You have successfully completed all of the requirements skillfully

You have completed all of the requirements

You completed most of the requirements and/or not done with much effort

You completed less than half of the requirements and effort was lacking.