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Latin American Country & Activity: Home

Assignment Details

View detailed instructions for each phase of the Latin American Country assignment in Blackboard, in the Assignment/Tareas folder. 

  • SPANISH 101:  See "Assignments/Tareas" in Blackboard, and open "Lección 1" for an overview of the project, your country assignment, and information about finding a game or sport that defines or expresses your country's culture; see Lección 4 for details about the mid-semester outline and citations and to submit the mid-semester assignments.
  • SPANISH 102:  See Lección 5 for an overview of the project, your country assignment, and information about finding a game or sport that defines or expresses your country's culture; see Lección 7 for details about the mid-semester outline and citation forms and to submit the mid-semester assignments.

Due Dates

Preliminary Citations due 04/02/19

Outline of planned final presentation due 04/13/19

Final Presentation (PowerPoint or Google Slides or Prezi) upload or link due 04/27/19

Oral presentations 05/02 and 05/07

Librarians can help!

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M’lyn Hines
SUMMER HOURS: Danielson M-Th 8:30-4:30; F 8:30-2
Contact:
library@qvcc.edu
860.932.4007
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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.

Choose ONE Unique Activity from Your Country

TRADITIONAL GAMES

See also the games-of-the-world books on "reserve" for this class in the library. Ask at the main desk in the library.

TRADITIONAL SPORTS

See also the sports-of-the-world books on "reserve" for this class in the library. Ask at the main desk in the library.

TRADITIONAL DANCE

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

You may find information on folk art and craft traditions in your country research, especially the Ministry of Tourism or the encyclopedias. See also the world folk art books on "reserve" for this class in the library. Ask at the main desk in the library.

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. Try the C.R.A.A.P. method to evaluate web and image sources.