6th Grade Country Research Project
As you start with print resources, remember to track your use of books for citation information. As you take notes, remember to be careful to write the information in your own words. See if you can retell the main points of your sentences without looking at the paper, or try explaining the main points to a classmate or teacher. These are good ways to check your own understanding of the facts you're learning.
The more pages you read, the better quality your research will be. Read, read, read, to get a solid overview of the content then go back to summarize for notes or pull out key facts.
Remember to make good use of the Table of Contents, in the front of the book, and the index, which is usually in the back. These will both help you locate specific information about a topic within the book.
Website Evaluation and Plagiarism information
Baylor School Databases
Country Watch Youth Edition
Lands & Peoples
Google Cultural Institute
Time for Kids: Around the World
CIA World Factbook
BBC Country Profiles
International Monetary Fund (economic information)
Country Studies Handbook (historical information)