• Where in the world is Spanish?
    Geography Project
    Mrs. Grayson, Ms. Mata, Mrs. Arreola, Mrs. Soberon Spanish Classes

    E xplain your assignment.

    • Check with your teacher for the assignment sheet.
    • Formulate a major research question to address your topic. 
    • Formulate a plan for your research. 

    A nalyze possible sources to use.
    • Books

    Use Destiny to help you find a bookdestiny

    • Databases
    The following databases can be used to search for information and included. book articles, newspapers, images, essays, etc.  If you are accessing these outside a school computer you will need the usernames and passwords.  Please stop by the circulation desk for a list of these.
     Facts on File   FoF  (World Geography & Culture)
    Britannica Britannica  (You may want to look at countries link)

    G o get your information. 

    • Notetaking organizers developed by you or your teacher can be very helpful.
    • Outlines can be created quickly and easily in a word processing program. Include your notes under the appropriate subtopics.
    • Library Source Forms can be useful because they show you what types of information you need for various sources, the correct MLA format, as well as an example. 

      L earn to paraphrase, summarize, quote and accurately cite all researched information.

      • Lessons in the classroom will help you understand the difference between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting information.
      • Be sure you understand plagiarism so that it can be avoided!
      • Record all bibliographic information as you take notes.
      • Be ready to cite your information accurately according to MLA format

    E stablish your notes and create a first draft and any other documentation your project requires.  
    • Check to make sure your information is relevant as well as reliable.
      • Have you used books and online information from library databases?
      • Keep the purpose of your research and your audience in mind as you present your information.


    S ize it up!
    • Did I evaluate the quality of my information?Did I met the requirements?
      • Is it reliable and documented correctly?
    • Have I considered my audience?
      • Are my ideas presented in a logical progression?
      • Is my point of view clearly stated?
      • Did I use MLA format, parenthetical documentation, and include a Works Cited page?
    • Go for the A!