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Assignment Details

SPANISH 101: See "Assignments/Tareas" in Blackboard, and open "Lección 1" for an overview of the project, your country assignment. SPANISH 102: See Lección 5 for an overview of the project, your country assignment, and see Lección 7 for details about the mid-semester outline and assignments.

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.

When accessing a database from an off- campus location you will be prompted to enter your NET ID . This is your 8-digit Banner ID combined with the @symbol and the domain @student.commnetedu

Example: 12345678@student.commnet.edu

This is the same username and password you use to log into MyCommnet & Blackboard.

BEST source for Facts & Background

Your Country: Official Websites

RECOMMENDED: 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.

Your Country: Tourist Destinations & Local Festivals

TRAVEL SITES: You might want to look for legitimate travel websites for information and images. Be sure to verify what you find--compare the information and images with what you see on official government websites, the CIA World Factbook, or encyclopedia resources.

Find Images - Travel Sites

National Geographic offers beautiful images on its travel sites.

 South America Travel Guide

 Central & North America Travel Guide

Spain Travel Guide

Website - CIA World Fact Book

Ministry of Tourism

The Ministry of Tourism strengthens, preserves, and conserves the art, culture, and heritage of  a country. 

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.

 

 

 

Embassy

What is an Embassy?

 An embassy is located right in the heart of the capital city of the receiving state, and it is headed by an ambassador, and houses the offices where representatives work.  The reason why embassies are located in the capital city is to make them easily accessible to their citizens in case of an emergency, such as during a war. All the main diplomatic talks between two countries are held in embassies especially when the discussions involve sensitive matters like wars and trade. The ambassador plays a substantial role in all of this as he/she is the spokesperson of the foreign country. Their work is to protect the interests of their land in the receiving country as well as acting as the intermediaries during negotiations. They report directly to their presidents back at home. (  Worldatlas.com)

 

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.