Spanish-Speaking Country Wiki Assignment
Spanish I, 4th Period Spring 2012
Due Date: February 23, 2012
wikispaces.com
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You will be responsible for creating a wiki page about your Spanish-speaking country. This is the same country that you study for current events. The goal of this wiki page is to share research and knowledge about the country with your classmates to help make connections to your current events and to better understand the Spanish-speaking world. Your audience is the general public (whoever wants to learn about your country) and the Spanish classes here at HST. You will give a short presentation of 5 minutes, sharing the most important information with the class.

The wiki should include the following information:
General information
Capital City, Population, demographics, religion, official language(s), major exports/industries, monetary system
Geography (include map)
What is the land like? How does its geography affect its economy?
Weather and climate
Brief History
Indigenous groups, colonization, independence
Government/Current political situation
What type of government does the country have? Who is the current leader?
What is the political climate like in the country?
Culture
Where applicable: food, clothing, sports, holidays/celebrations, music, art, etc
Tourism (include photos where possible)
If someone were to visit the country, where are places that he/she should visit?
Current Events
What’s going on in the country at this time? Choose two articles to briefly summarize. Address the significance. If possible, connect it back to the general information, brief history, or government/current political situation.

Sources:
At least 1 print sources (books, magazines)
At least 4 online sources (news articles, journal articles,etc)
It is important that your sources are credible! You must include them at the bottom of the wiki as references.

Grading:
The wiki is worth one test grade.
The current event section is worth one quiz grade.
10 points will be deducted each day it is late.
Use the rubric to ensure that you have completed all parts of the assignment for maximum points.
Business attire is not required but will earn maximum credit.


Rubric: Spanish-Speaking Country Wiki (Test Grade)
Category
Points Possible
Points Awarded
Organization
Content is well organized and related material is grouped in a logical manner.
9

General Information
Capital City, Population, demographics, religion, official language(s), major exports/industries, monetary system
List format acceptable.
8

Geography
What is the land like? How does its geography affect its economy?
Weather and climate
Map included.
8

Brief History
Indigenous groups, colonization, independence
At least 2 paragraphs.
20

Government/Current Political Situation
What type of government does the country have? Who is the current leader?
What is the political climate like in the country?
10

Culture
Where applicable: food, clothing, sports, holidays/celebrations, music, art, etc
At least three different types of culture included.
10

Tourism
If someone were to visit the country, where are places that he/she should visit?
At least 3 places included with photos.
10

Sources
Source information for at least 5 sources (1 print, 4 online) is collected for all content included in the wiki and is documented at the bottom of the wiki as references.
Does not need to be in MLA format.
5

Presentation
Presentation is easy to hear and understand, holds the audience’s attention, and does not exceed 5 minutes.
10

Exceeding Requirements
Student exceeds requirements by dressing in business casual attire to present to the class. No jeans, t-shirts, or sneakers worn.
Student includes additional information than required in one or more categories above.
10

Total Points Possible: 100
Total Points Awarded: ___


Rubric: Spanish-Speaking Country Wiki Current Events (One Quiz Grade)
Category
Points Possible
Points Awarded
Two Current Events selected that are within one month old of the due date of the wiki. The current events are summarized and the significance is addressed.
90

Source Information Collected.
10

Total Points Possible: 100
Total Points Awarded: ___