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8th Grade Research Project: Latin America   Tags: 8th_grade, cultures, history, latin_america, middle_school  

Resources for Latin America group projects
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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In assigned groups:

Research Nation, 2010-2014

  • population & demographics
  • type of government
  • economy: key areas and population working in each
  • challenges: economic, political, social, conflicts
  • climate change impact
  • recent progress/successes

Cite at least  6 quality sources (or more) for "Works Consulted" bibliography.

Prepare 2-3 page report.

Prepare 8 - 10 minute in-class PowerPoint presentation

Due: April 17, 2014


Research Resources

Global Issues In Context:

Provides access to information about crucial issues and news headlines. Supports global awareness.  

This is a database  trial , which is only available until 5/10/14.


A source for concise, reliable, and up-to date information on countries across the globe

Access to CultureGrams is provided by - The Michigan eLibrary

If the above CultureGram link is not working, try going directly through

     Gale World History in Context


When using the Roeper network, clicking on the links above SHOULD send you directly to the resource. 

From off campus and/or using another network, use the password provided by a teacher or the librarian.

Contact the librarian is you have difficulty accessing these resources. 

Search Engines

  • The Internet Public Library  
    Features a searchable, subject-categorized directory of authoritative websites.
  • Google Scholar  
    Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles
  • SweetSearch  
    Searches only the 35,000 Web sites that a staff of research experts, librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content on findingDulcinea.

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