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Task 1: Researching Your Region/Country  

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

What information should be included?

1. Name and Map of Region/County

2. Climate

  • annual rainfall
  • amount of sunlight
  • average annual temperature
  • types of biomes present (desert, jungle, rivers, etc.)

3. Geography

  • Are there mountains?
  • Are there rivers?
  • Is the region/country an island or have ocean shores?

4. Geology

  • Are there any hot springs or volcanoes?

5. Important Cultural Considerations

  • What does the local culture value?
  • What is important to the people of the region?

6. Important Economic Considerations

  • How does the region make it's money?
  • What are its major imports and exports?

7.  Aesthetics

  • Google Slides are neat and attractive

8.  List of Sources Used (Bibliography)


    Finding Specific Information on a Webpage

    To find specific information on a webpage, search for a specific word by using the Control and the F key.

    'Ctrl' and 'F' 





    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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    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)

    American Psychological Association (APA) style is most often used in the sciences and social sciences.


    • NoodleTools
      NoodleTools is a bibliographic software tool to assist you in creating accurate source citations in MLA and APA formats.

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