Domain Names and DNS
November 23, 1998
11th and 12th Grade
Introduction to the Internet
Whiteboard and markers, worksheet copies.
11th and 12th grade students will apply their understanding of domain
to create a domain name for themselves as well as understand and use the
In today's technologically advanced world, the Internet, especially web
pages, are key to business. By knowing the make up of a domain and DNS,
they can make their own page.
Students will be told about what they will be learning today and how that
will help them create their own web page. The students will also be
questioned on their previous knowledge of domain names. Students will
off their monitors to focus their attention to the task at hand.
First the different top level domains will be reviewed. Then the
students will be told about InterNic and the DNS process. The process
from web browser request to return will be traced: browser to InterNic to
DNS to server to browser.
The teacher will model on the whiteboard examples of different domain
names. Students will then be showed how to check if a domain name is in
from the Messmer information page. From there, DNS will be explained and
Check for Understanding:
Students will be called on to answer questions during class. These
Students also are invited to ask questions as the input and modeling is
- What are possible top level domains?
- What are some possible personal domain names?
- How can you check if a domain is used?
- How do you register a domain name?
Students will fill out a worksheet with the teacher in class. This will
be turned in and checked by the teacher. The teacher walking around the
class will check this in progress. The teacher will also share their
ideas on the worksheets with the class.
No independent practice is needed at this point since there is no
Students will fill out an electronic exit slip to be submitted over email
from my web page at http://RobertAndrews.com/messmer (link removed). The exit slip
includes the following questions: what have they learned, what point they
are currently at, and what items they are confused about. This will be
used to start the next class.
All pages, scripts, and graphics.