Middle School Library|
8th Grade - Ms.
Don't forget to write down bibliographic information on all the sources where you get information.
Print Resources Books and Magazines
Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations. Detroit : U*X*L, 2002, 3rd ed.
Enchantment of the World Series - from Children"s Press
Check out the 900's section of the library for many more books on individual countries such as:
The Philippines by Suzanne Lieurance - 959.9 Lie
World Edition - cultures of 190 countries and territories -includes maps, statistics, glossary and in depth information on 25 categories
Kids Edition- kid"s-eye view fo 68 countries featuring cultural and geographical information, history, maps, flags and more
Compare Countries - Compare maps, flags, statistics, events and multimedia about any two countries in the world.
Lands and Peoples - countries, cultures and current events including Culture Cross (Country comparisons)
The Web sites listed on this page have been previewed and selected for this topic.
|The C.I.A. World Fact Book - very current and detailed information on countries from the Central Intelligence Agency|
Geographia - Asia -
Pictures, articles, maps, and more on animals, history & culture, maps & geography, photos & art, places and science & nature.
US Department of State Background Notes
Include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
|Author||Spine, Front Cover, Title Page, Back Flap|
|Title||Spine, Front Cover, Title Page, Back Flap|
|Publisher||Spine, Title Page, Verso of Title Page (Back of Title Page)|
|City of Publication||Title Page, Verso of Title Page (Back of Title Page)|
|Copyright Date||Verso of Title Page (Back of Title Page)|
Where do I find the information I need to do a bibliography - on an encyclopedia article?
|Author (if there is one)||At the end of the article - in tiny print.|
|Title of Article ||At Beginning of Article|
|Encyclopedia Title||Spine, Front Cover, Title Page (Back of Title Page)|
|City of Publication||Bottom of Title Page|
|Publication Date||Spine, Title Page, Verso of Title Page|
|Author (if there is one)||Top or Bottom of Page|
|Title of Page||Top of Page|
|Title of Sponsoring Site||Top or Bottom of Window |
|Date of Electronic Publication||Usually Bottom of Page|
|Name of Any Associated Institution||Bottom of Page|
|Date of Access||Today's Date|
|URL||Address of Page|
Where do I find the information I need to do a bibliography - on an online database encyclopedia article?
Look for a link on the article that say How to cite this article. Usually they will offer more than one style (MLA or APA, for example). Choose MLA, that is the style we use at Gunston and copy that information for your bibliography.
|Virginia Standards of Learning|
8.2 The student will develop and deliver oral presentations in groups and individually.
a) Choose topic and purpose appropriate to the audience.
b) Choose vocabulary and tone appropriate to the audience, topic, and purpose.
c) Use appropriate verbal and nonverbal presentation skills.
d) Respond to audience questions and comments.
e) Use grammatically correct language.
f) Critique oral presentations.
8.6 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of informational sources.
a) Draw on background knowledge and knowledge of text structure to understand selections.
b) Analyze the author’s credentials, viewpoint, and impact.
c) Analyze the author’s use of text structure and word choice.
d) Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.
e) Read and follow instructions to complete an assigned task.
f) Summarize and critique text.
g) Evaluate and synthesize information to apply in written and oral presentations.
h) Draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information.
i) Make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms, including narrative, expository, persuasive, and informational.
a) Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
b) Organize details to elaborate the central idea.
c) Select specific vocabulary and information.
d) Revise writing for word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.
e) Use available technology.
The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization,
punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
Use a variety of graphic organizers, including sentence diagrams, to
analyze and improve sentence formation and paragraph structure.
b) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.
c) Choose the correct case and number for pronouns in prepositional phrases with compound objects.
d) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
e) Use comparative and superlative degrees in adverbs and adjectives.
|WG.4 The student will locate and analyze physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of world regions: |
America and the Caribbean, Europe, United States and Canada, North
Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Russia and Central Asia,
South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Australia and the Pacific
Islands, and Antarctica.
The student will practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
- Demonstrate the correct use of fair use and copyright regulations.
- Demonstrate compliance with the school division’s Acceptable Use Policy and other legal guidelines.
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