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Nombre _________________________________ Fecha _____________ Clase ________ Espaol I

For this project you will do some research on your Spanish speaking country and
present to a small group about your country. If you have forgotten your country or
have experience in a different country, you are welcome to choose a new country
instead. Maybe someday you will actually visit this country and now youll know what
to do!
1. Use the planning template below to write down details from your research. The
checklist is there to help you. You will turn this paper in on presentation day. You
must consult at least 3 different sources.
2. You must also include a Works Cited slide so be sure to track where you get your
information from.
3. In Office 365 make a PowerPoint or in Google Docs make a Slides presentation.
(Open either Office 365 or your gmail account to access Powerpoint or Slides).
4. Every slide must contain at least one CAPTIONED picture of people, places or
things in your country (map & flag count). Use CTRL + C to copy and CTRL + V to
paste (or right click and chose COPY or PASTE)
5. Your presentation is due by ___MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016______.
Include the following slides:
GENERAL INFORMATION (Informacin General):
the name of the country (el nombre del
pas)___________________________________________________
the capital (el capital)
_____________________________________________________________________
the current population (la poblacin
actual)____________________________________________________
the countrys current political leader (el lider)
_________________________________________________
the weather / climate of the country (Qu tiempo
hace?)_______________________________
Website Source information:
_______________________________________________________________
A FLAG and A MAP (Una Bandera y un Mapa)
a color picture of the flag
a small map of the country with major cities clearly marked and
the countries and / or bodies of water that border it also marked on the map (insert a
text box to label these things if needed)
Website source information:
_______________________________________________________________
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS (Atracciones Tursticas)
Name, an intriguing description and picture(s) of at least 2 important tourist
attractions/ sights/ or destinations. (choose attractions you would like to see if given
the opportunity to visit this country!)
Tourist attraction #1:
______________________________________________________________________
Tourist attraction #2:
______________________________________________________________________
Website source information:
________________________________________________________________
INTERESTING FACTS AND CURIOUS THINGS ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY (Hechos Interesantes y
Cosas Curiosas)
You get to choose! Look at the following categories and choose 2 of interest to you:
Sports, music, art, foods, hobbies, culture, festivals, holidays, celebrations,

environment, industry, exports, geography, money/exchange rate, famous people,


current issues or events, religions, beliefs, ethnicities, traditional clothing, popular
styles of dances, contrasts with your life (how your life would be different if you had
grown up in that country), school, or whatever else interests you.
Make a slide for each of your 2 categories and include 2-3 bullet points about the topic
(plus pictures)
Category #1 _______________________________________________________________________
Source information:
____________________________________________________________________
Category #2 _______________________________________________________________________
Source information:
____________________________________________________________________

WORKS CITED (Bibliografa)


Your last slide must include your sources in MLA format for the websites you
used. (Pictures are not necessary here) www.easybib.com is an easy website to
make MLA formatted bibliographies.
All research can be done on the internet. You may also use books or other resources (including
personal experience), just cite it.
Possible Resources:
Trip Advisor, The Lonely Planet, & World Travel Guide http://www.worldtravelguide.net/
great travel info
Zachary Jones mapa musical http://zachary-jones.com/zambombazo/mapa-musical/
Check out the music!
ABC-CLIO Database (World Geography, The Latino Experience, etc.) linked on the HHS
Library home page. (http://hhs.helenaschools.org/library/student-resources/)
The CIA Fact book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
US Department of the State Travel Information:
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
Online atlas: Go to www.phschool.com and enter the webcode jde-0002. Click on the
link with your countrys name and click through the links on the left side of the screen
to read about your country.
You will have 2.5 class periods to work on your research and presentation. PLEASE DO NOT
WASTE YOUR CLASS TIME!!! Be sure to use the rubric to guide you as you complete the
project. The final project is due MONDAY, OCT. 3RD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE
PERIOD. Read the rubric below to understand how you will be graded. Please turn this
paper in with your completed project
Country Research
Project Rubric

Muy Bien 10
pts.

Bien 9-8 pts.

Approaching
expectation
s 7-6 pts.

Presentacin (although
we have not learned a
TON of Spanish yet, there
is some info you can
include in Spanish or
Spanglish. The more the
better!)
Captioned pictures on
every slide (except works
cited slide)

Nice work with


effort evident,
quality work
using any
SPANISH you
know

Presentation
shows some
elements of
quality work,
effort is notable

Presentation
quality is
lower than
expected.

Quality &
varied visuals
& interesting
captions

Visuals and
captions on
each slide meet
expectations

Somewhat
weak visuals
or captions
overall

Doesnt
meet
expectatio
ns 5 pts.
Presentation
quality is
very low,
little effort is
noted

Limited
visuals or
captions
overall

GENERAL INFO
the name, capital, current
population, the countrys
current political leader,
Qu tiempo hace?
(weather / climate)
FLAG and MAP
color picture of the flag,
map of the country with
major cities and
bordering countries or
bodies of water clearly
marked
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Name, description and
picture(s) of at least 2
important tourist
attractions/ sights/ or
destinations.
INTERESTING FACTS
AND CURIOUS THINGS
ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY

WORKS CITED slide

Includes all
required info

Most but not all


required info

Includes only
75% of the
information
info or factual
errors.

More than
of the
information
is missing.

Includes all
required info

Most but not all


required info

Includes only
75% of the
information
info or factual
errors.

More than
of the
information
is missing.

Quality &
varied visuals
& descriptions
of attractions

Visuals and
descriptions of
attractions
meet
expectations.

Somewhat
weak visuals
or
descriptions

Limited
visuals or
descriptions

2 facts per
category but
facts are
weak in detail
or description

Less than 2
facts per
category

Less than 3
sources.
Citations not
MLA
formatted.

No Works
Cited slide
included.

Demonstrates
new learning
well, 3+ facts
per category

2 facts/
category,
research and
new learning
evidence is
notable but not
exemplary
At least 3 sources consulted.
Citations / URLS cited using
correct MLA format

Total _______/70

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