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Students will research a country and produce written documents.
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Library Resource Center

Use the resources available in your school library for your country.  Use the country name as a subject or keyword search in Destiny or Destiny quest.  Use the link below to search your library catalog for the books available for you.

MPS Library Search

Most books on countries can be found from 910 to 989 in the Non-Fiction section of your Resource Center.  Books containing recipes from your country will be found in 641 in the Non-Fiction section of your Resource Center.

MPS Database Resources

Information is available from Databases provided by MPS.  These can be accessed from the Library Resource Database website or from the following links.

  • CultureGrams
    Experience the world through detailed cultural information on more than 200 countries. Click on World or Kid edition and select a region or country.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Level appropriate reference Articles, Journals Magazines, and Multimedia.
  • Facts on File World Geography and Culture
    Country information including maps and flags, facts and figures, images, geography, people and culture, weather and climate, history, government, society, and country news.

Mesa Public Schools EBooks

Click on the following link to access your schools Destiny page.  From Destiny you can access the following ebooks with country information.

MPS Destiny
Access to your school library catalog.

Atlas of Africa -   Foster, Karen 1959-
                        Published 2008
                        Reading Level: 5.1 Interest
                        Level: K-3

Atlas of Europe - Foster, Karen 1959-
                        Published 2008
                        Reading Level: 4.9 Interest
                        Level: K-3

Atlas of North America - Foster, Karen 1959-
                        Published 2008
                        Reading Level: 5.9 Interest
                        Level: K-3

Atlas of South America - Foster, Karen 1959-
                        Published 2008
                        Reading Level: 5.9 Interest
                        Level: K-3

Atlas of Southwest and Central Asia - Law, Felicia
                        Published 2008
                        Reading Level: 4.8 Interest
                        Level: K-3

Atlas of Far East and Southeast Asia - Law, Felicia
                        Published 2008
                        Reading Level: 4.9 Interest
                        Level: K-3

Welcome to Australia - Berendes, Mary
                        Published 2008
                        Interest Level: 3-6

Welcome to China - Ryan, Patrick, 1948-
                        Published 2008
                        Interest Level: 3-6

Welcome to Australia - Ryan, Patrick, 1948-
                        Published 2008
                        Interest Level: 3-6

  • MPS Parent Portal
    Link to Mesa Public Schools - Select Library Resources then Select the school you attend.

Web resources

  • National Geographic for Kids
    Facts, photographs and videos for some countries.
  • Fact Monster
    Country profiles that include information on: Geography · Maps · Flag · History · Current ruler · Area · Population · Capital · Largest cities · Languages · Ethnicity/race · Religion · Literacy rate · Economy · Government
  • Atlapedia online
    Atlapedia Online contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
  • Portals to the World
    Portals to the World contains selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations of the world. The links were selected using Library of Congress selection criteria.
  • The World Factbook
    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, and military
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