The following resources are provided to assist you in finding the information you will need to complete Mr. Harris and Mrs. Vonstein's project.

Culture Grams (We will give these to you to be turned back in each day.)

Each of these consist of four pages crammed with almost anything you need to know about your country (except for the flag). They show you a map of your country on its own as well as in the context of the countries around it. Info is organized under more than 20 headings, including Land and Climate, Religion, The Arts, Economy, and Government.

World Book Online (Ask Miss Thomas for information on how to access this at home, including username and password.)

Type the name of your country in the search box. You might be given a variety of headings to choose from. When you click on the proper heading, you will see the article about your topic, as well as the flag of your country and menu topics to choose frm on the left. A helpful feature of this site is that if you double-click on a word, the definition of that word pops up.

The CIA World Factbook

At this site, you will want to use the drop-down menu that says, "Select a country or location." This will give you access to the flag of the country, as well as to other information. Please do not type the the country name into the search box. This will not be as helpful in providing the information that you are seeking.

World Book Encyclopedia Volume F (on your table)

Find the entry for "Flag." Find your flag under "Flags of ?" The ? stands for your continent. For example, Japan's flag will be found in alphabetical order under "Flags of Asia." United Kingdom's flag will be found under "Flags of Europe." Your teacher will provide you with paper on which to draw your flag.

World Book Encyclopedia Volume ? (on reference shelves)

Use the appropriate volume to find your country. These are arranged in alphabetical order on the shelves of the reference section, as well as in a box near the printer. As with the Culture Grams, this article about your country will be chock-full of interesting information that you can use to create your travel brochure or to study about the current religion, governmental system, and way of life.


Olympic Medalists since 1896 (This will answer questions 12, 13, and 14 on your research questions sheet.)

Follow these simple steps:

1. For Athlete, do not enter a name.
2. For Olympic Games, choose a category, either Summer Olympic Games or Winter Olympic Games. Then choose a particular place and year.
3. For Gender, fill in "Mixed."
4. For Classification, fill in both "Team" and "Individual."
5. For Countries, fill in the name of your Continent and then your Country.
4. For Medals, click on "Gold," "Silver," and "Bronze," all three at the same time.
5. For Records, do not click on Olympic or World. Leave them blank.

Click on Search to see how many medals your country won in a certain Olympic Games.

One World...Nations Online(This currently is blocked here at school, but you could check it at home for further study.)

Use this site after using the above sites, if you want to go more in depth. When you are at the homepage, click on the alphabetical listing under "Countries" at the left.
Again, do not type the country name in the search box.