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For Mr. Matthews' AP Spanish Class.
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Mercy Follett Destiny

Use the Mercy library catalog to search for books and reference materials on your topic.

https://olm.follettdestiny.com

      

    News Sources

    BBC World News allows you to click on different regions of the world to see what is happening in those regions. This is a great place to start your research!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/


    This is the Spanish version of BBC World:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/

    This is a Libguide from MIT of news sources from Spanish-speaking countries:

    http://libguides.mit.edu/content.php?pid=146063&sid=1247903

     

    Assignment:

    Presentational writing & speaking:

    Students will identify a global challenge currently affecting the Spanish-speaking world. They will reflect upon themes discussed and sources studied throughout the unit, including social, political, environmental and economic issues. The students will briefly outline the antecedents of their chosen issue and explain why it is such a concern for the Spanish-speaking world. Then, they will research sources in Spanish and write a thesis and supporting paper on how 2-3 Spanish-speaking countries are addressing this challenge. The paper itself will be roughly 2 pages. The presentation will be 7-10 minutes in duration. They will also give their personal opinion on the validity of these approaches and add their own suggestions as to how these situations might further be resolved. 


    Important Dates:

    Jan 13th- Advise Mr. Matthews of your topic, thesis statement and countries involved.

    Jan. 23- Paper due.

    Jan 23 & 24- Presentations

     

    Mercy Library Databases

    Use specific databases in Novel NY to find information for your presentation. The best databases for this project are Academic OneFile, Environtal Studies and Policy Collection, and Expanded Academic ASAP. These databases have the option to translate articles into Spanish.

    Opposing Viewpoints includes political, environmental, social and economic issues. It also has an option to translate articles into Spanish.

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