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World Cultures Research Project

 

Pantanillo, Sierra Nevada National Park, Mû?rida, Venezuela, Andes mountains, South America, Latin America.. Photography. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. 
quest.eb.com/search/137_3304297/1/137_3304297/cite. Accessed 19 Mar 2018.

Latin America Research Project

Every country has a story. In Latin America, the stories have a similar pattern [Origins → Colonization→Independence → Modern Day].

You will pick one country and tell its story through a visual presentation.

Graded Elements:

  • Bulleted Notes (Google Slides) due: 3/26

  • Bibliography (Word doc; submit on Schoology) due: 3/26

  • Visual Display (Your Choice) due 3/29

  1. Step 1: Research (Notes and Bibliography)

    1. Create a Google Slideshow. Each slide should contain bulleted notes answering the questions and at least one (1) image.

    2. Create a Bibliography using Noodle Tools

    3. Use the LibGuide only for research

  2. Step 2: Create a visual representation of your notes. It does NOT need to be fancy; rather, it should be informative and interesting.

    1. Some ideas: iMovie, Poster, Timeline, comic strip, ??

  3. Step 3: Share out

    1. We will have a gallery walk of the projects in class Thursday 3/29

I will create a master Google Slide Show and share it using this guide.

Slide 1: Location

Image of country showing the relative location

Slide 2: Geography

  • Key physical features

  • How do physical features affect the culture?

Slide 3: Culture

  • What religions are practiced?

  • What languages spoken?

  • What cultural groups are in the country?

  • Other interesting facts?

Slide 4: Origins

Who were the original inhabitants of the country?

  • Name (s)

  • Way of life

  • Other interesting facts

Slide 5: Colonization

Who colonized this country?

  • What country

  • When

  • What was colonial life like?

Slide 6: Independence

  • When

  • Who

  • What happened?

Slide 7: Modern Day

  • What does the country produce? (major exports)

  • What type of government does it have?

  • What are two (2) challenges the nation faces?

  • What is everyday life like for people in this country? (art/music/sports)

Slide 8: Interesting Facts

  • Find at least 3 additional interesting facts about this nation

Slide 9: Flag

  • Find an image of the current flag and explain what it represents  

 

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