High Desert Middle School: Mrs. King’s Project on the Winter Olympics and French-Speaking Countries


Library Online Resources

In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.

Culturegrams
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/culturegrams.aspx
Experience the cultures of 190 countries and territories from around the world. Flags, recipes, and lots of interesting facts—just search for your French-speaking country.

Student Resources in Context
www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/gsrc.aspx
Search for the Winter Olympics or your chosen country and get encyclopedia articles as well as news and magazine stories.



Websites

www.sochi2014.com
Schedules and info on the games.

www.olympic.org
The games, the athletes, and more!
www.olympics.mu
This site contains a variety of background information on the Olympics, including new information on the Sochi games.

Team USA
www.teamusa.org/Events/2014/February/07/2014-Olympic-Winter-Games
Find out about Team USA’s competitions in Sochi.

CIA World Factbook
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
“The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.” Find your French-speaking country!

Nationsonline.org
www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/countries_by_languages.htm
Which countries use French as their official language? Click on the country’s link to learn more.

Country Studies from the Library of Congress
“The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.”
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html

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