....................................................................................................Parte 2--Country Research Project...............................................................................................................



You will collect and share information using our Wikispace which will later be used to create a brochure, PowerPoint or Prezi presentation about your country to present to the class. You only have until the end of this week to complete your in-school research with your collaborators*. So, make sure that you include citation information for any pictures or information you use from outside sources. We will use your work in this section to create the Prezis and Powerpoint Presentations in April.
*You may work on this project outside of class.

The Task


You are a travel agent with the special request of preparing a brochure, PowerPoint or Prezi presentation about a Spanish-speaking country. The slideshow should include information and pictures about the country. Do NOT copy and paste written information from Internet sites. Rephrase information in your own words. You may not use more than two pictures or graphics from any one Internet site. If in doubt, ask the teacher or librarian about copyrights. The PowerPoint should also include a bibliography slide and give credit to the authors and artists who created the original works.

The Collaboration


Collaboration is working together to achieve a goal. In collaborating, you will share the responsibility of completing the job assigned to you. Just as in the real world, your final product as well as your collaboration will determine your reward.

You will interact with your group members and teacher via e-mail.You will receive a grade for writing, responding, and sending attachments.

The Final Product and Scoring Rubric


In order to successfully complete this activity, you should complete the following slides:
  • Title: Create a title page with your name(s), the name of your country and the flag of your country.
  • Map: Find a quality map of your country. If the map isn’t labeled, then you need to create a label on the slide.
  • Major Cities: include the capital and at least (2) other important cities in the country. Include pictures.
  • Finance & Economy: List the three (3) major industries (businesses) for the country. Tell what type of money they use and give the exchange rate to the American dollar.
  • Culture: Describe at least (2) important items (holidays, food, music) from the country. Include representative pictures.
  • Famous People: Include two (2) famous people from the country. Include pictures and tell why they’re famous.
  • Tourist Attractions: List and include pictures of three (3) places to visit. Each should include a picture and description.
  • Geography: Describe and include pictures of any significant geographical features of the country.
  • Climate: Find a yearly weather summary for your country. Record the average temperatures for each month and prepare a graph or table of the data. For help, try these Web sites: www.weatherbase.com www.weather.com.
  • Bibliography: Include a slide with all bibliography information. You need at least 4 sources and one of them must be a book.

*Be creative. Add some additional data, information, and pictures to your PowerPoint or Prezi.
*Bonus Activities: Include airfare, hotel accommodation cost, cruise cost, amusement activity costs, etc.
Bring in samples of cuisine, housing, clothing, etc.

CATEGORY

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Enthusiasm
Facial expressions and body language generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the destinations in others.
Facial expressions and body language sometimes generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the destination in others.
Facial expressions and body language are used to try to generate enthusiasm but seems somewhat faked.
Very little use of facial expressions or body language. Did not generate much interest in topic being presented.
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Preparedness
Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed the presentation.
Student seems fairly well prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.
The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal and planning was lacking.
Student does not seem at all prepared to present.
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Bibliography
Information is complete and correct. Used at least 4 different sources.
Information is complete with a few errors. Used at least 4 different sources.
Information is incomplete and/or contains a few errors. Used 3 or fewer sources.
Very little information or completely inaccurate. Used 3 or fewer sources.
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Focus on Topic
Stays on topic all (100%) of the time.
Stays on topic most (99-90%) of the time.
Stays on topic some (89%-75%) of the time.
It was hard to tell what the focus was.
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Volume
Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members throughout the presentation.
Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members at least 90% of the time.
Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members at least 80% of the time.
Volume often too soft to be heard by all audience members.
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Content
Shows a full understanding of the topics and concepts. Meets all criteria.
Shows a good understanding of the topics and concepts. Meets all criteria.
Shows a good understanding of the topics and concepts. Meets most of the criteria.
Does not seem to understand the topics and concepts very well. Meets only some of the criteria.
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PowerPoint
PowerPoint is neat and the backgrounds are consistent. No grammatical or spelling errors are present.
PowerPoint is neat and the backgrounds are consistent. No more than 2 grammatical or spelling errors are present.
PowerPoint is neat, but the backgrounds are not consistent. Or more than 2 grammatical or spelling errors are present.
PowerPoint is neat, but the backgrounds are not consistent. And more than 2 grammatical or spelling errors are present.
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Maximum Possible Grade
100