Theme Project: Create a guide for a Central or South American country to show how its people have experienced union and individuality.

1. Choose a Country Choose a Central or South American country for your guide. Write the name of the country below.

Country Name: _____________________________

2. Create a Timeline Do some research in your textbook or in reference books to learn some facts about the country you chose. Find out what important events occurred in the country's history during the 20th century. List the events below. Then construct a timeline.

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check Timeline completed

3. Create a Diagram Consult reference books to find out the country's political system. Describe it below. Include in your description the branches of the government, political leaders, and how people choose their leaders. Then use the information to create a diagram that illustrates the country's political system.

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check Diagram completed

4. Create a Map Consult a world atlas to find out about the geographic features of the country. Then create a map that shows the major cities, landforms, and bodies of water in the country.

check Map completed

5. Gather Pictures Find pictures or draw pictures that illustrate the geography, people and culture of the country. Write captions for your pictures.

  • Pictures collected
  • Captions written

6. Write a Report Write a report describing how the country has experienced union and individuality. Make sure to include the answers to these questions in your report: What major events in the country's history brought about either union and individuality? What geographic, economic, and cultural features of the country have displayed aspects of union and individuality?

Check off each step as you complete it.

  • Outline completed
  • First draft completed
  • Spelling and grammar checked
  • Classmate review completed
  • Final draft completed

7. Assemble Your Guide Assemble your timeline, diagram, map, images, and essay to create your “Union and Individuality” guide. You may want to create a large poster on which you can paste the items. Or you may want to create a booklet, with a page for each item. Make sure to add a title for your guide

check Guide completed

8. Share Your Guide Share your guide with your classmates.