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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

Write a biography of a classmate. Include information about this person's

  • culture
  • school
  • family
  • hobbies
  • future plans

Also include information about this person's country of origin

What information would be important to include?


  • holidays
  • celebrations
  • food
  • clothing
  • music
  • religion


  • land forms
  • climate/weather
  • location in the world
  • borders

General Facts

  • population
  • government
  • exports

If someone was researching the country of YOUR origin, what would you want them to learn?



    Usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center.

    OR...join the Library Media Center Google Classroom (code available in the Library Media Center).


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    Search for a book about a specific country

    Encyclopedia Britannica

    • Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition
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      •Annals of America
      •World Data Analyst
      •Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online

    SIRS Discoverer (ProQuest: Magazines & Websites)

    SIRS Discoverer



    When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

    Be responsible.

    Be honest.

    Show integrity.


    Record Bibliographic Information

    Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:

    • Author/creator
    • Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
    • Page number
    • Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
    • Publication date
    • Name of subscription database (if used)
    • Format (web, print)
    • Date of access (if found online)

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