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Latin American Country Presentation: Home

Resources for (1) El Día de los Muertos Altar display, (2) Mid-Semester Outline & Sources, and (3) Final Presentation

Assignment Details

View detailed instructions for each phase of the Latin American Country assignment in Blackboard, in the Assignment/Tareas folder. SPANISH 101:  See Lección 1 for an overview of the project, your country assignment, and information about El Día de los Muertos Altar displays; see Lección 4 for details about the mid-semester outline and citation forms and to submit the mid-semester assignments. SPANISH 102:  See Lección 5 for an overview of the project, your country assignment, and information about El Día de los Muertos Altar displays; see Lección 7 for details about the mid-semester outline and citation forms and to submit the mid-semester assignments.

Due Dates

Altar Display due in class 11/1 (Willimantic) or 11/2 (Danielson).

Mid-Semester: Outline (Word format) & information citation formimage citation form uploads due 11/11/17.

Final Presentation (PowerPoint or Google Slides or Prezi) upload or link due: 12/2/17.

Rubrics

Final Latin American Country Presentation rubric coming soon.

Citing Sources

Your Country: Facts & Background

REQUIRED: Use at least ONE of these sources!  Either the Credo or GVRL online library resources or the CIA World Factbook. Activate the navigation tabs in this box for more information.

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Your Country: Official Websites

REQUIRED: Use at least ONE of these sources!  Either the Ministry of Tourism OR the Embassy.  Activate the navigation tabs in this box for more information.

  • Using Google or your favorite Internet search engine, search for Name of Country ] Ministry of Tourism.  Look at the results list carefully to be sure you use the official ministry website.  Get official marketing information about unique places, cultural events, attractions, and unique traditions. You will often find lots of colorful images here as well. Gather the information needed to cite this source.
  • Using Google or your favorite search engine, search for Name of Country ] embassy United States. Look at the results carefully.  Choose your country's embassy in the United States.  Here you will find official information about your country, published by that country's government, and in the English-language. Gather the information needed to cite this source.
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Find Images

Below are image-sharing websites.  Be sure to use Google's reverse image search to check accuracy! Drill down and find out about the photographer, too.  Should you trust that the image is really what s/he claims it is? Gather the information needed to cite these sources.

Cultural Research

Suggested Resources


Additional Resources:

  • Using Google or your favorite Internet search engine, search for  [ Name of Country ] El Día de los Muertos  or search for [ Name of Country ] Day of the Dead.  Then refine your search to include "altar."  Evaluate your sources for credibility!
  • Need inspiration for your El Día de los Muertos altar display? Scan this Pinterest board or look for others.

Librarian

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Evaluate Sources

The required and recommended information sources are already vetted by the QVCC librarian. YOU are responsible for evaluating the credibility of any additional source you find on your own. The credibility of images is your responsibility, too. Photo management sites do not assume responsibility for accuracy or authenticity.  [Here: Update CRAAP worksheet, modify to TRAAP & incorporate BCC & Eval Wizard approach]