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Please note that you will have to find at least one source on your own.

Be sure the source:

  • Is up to date
  • Is accurate (cross check with another source)
  • Has a credible author or publisher
  • Is not biased (you want facts, not opinions here)
  • Is in-depth (has a good amount of information)

Other tools...

You'll need to include a bibliography, so keep track of where you are getting your information from! 

Here is a notes template I suggest you use to stay organized. 

Link to NoodleTools to create your bibliography

How to use NoodleTools Video

Office Mix tutorials 

Your Guiding Question

How does where a person lives influence how they live?

India Edition

Your Task

  • You will work in a group to make an Office Mix (simply a PowerPoint with voice recording) answering the above question through research in four different areas (see roles below). One person must start the PowerPoint in Office 365 and then share it with each member of the group. 
  • In the Office Mix/PowerPoint you must combine visuals and bullet points with a recorded narrative for each slide which will answer the essential question. 
  • Each student must write and narrate at least two of the slides with bullets and images about their topic.
  • Each of you will have one of the categories listed under "Topics/Group Role" as your focus. You will each put your own slides into a shared PowerPoint that will then be recorded into an Office Mix. 
  • The Office Mix will also have at least one conclusion slide done by the whole group collaboratively with reflections on the essential question. ^

*See the rubric for specific information about what needs to be included in your PowerPoint/Office Mix*

Students will present their Office Mix to the class and/or at Culture Fest at UNO.


SS 8.3.1 Students will analyze where (spatial) and why people, places, and environments are organized on the Earth’s surface

SS 8.3.4 Students will analyze and interpret patterns of culture around the world.

Topics/Group Member Roles

Person 1: Physical Geography of India and Human/Cultural Geography of India 

  • Show/Explain how physical and geography effects people living in India. Include information on land, climate, natural resources (physical geography) as well as at least 5 areas of human/cultural geography that you find to be the most influential to people's daily lives in India. 

Person 2: Women’s roles and arranged marriages 

  • Give information to an audience on how cultural, especially in regard to arranged marriages, are viewed in India and other parts of the world. Include information on the role of women in Indian society and information on arranged marriages in India. 

Person 3: Religion

  • Compare and contrast Hinduism to another religion using both a graphic organizer and several images. Be sure to focus on India. 

Person 4: Textiles of India

  • Be able to describe the importance of textiles and the symbols involved in them in expressing creativity and any other importance of both the symbols and the textiles in general. Create a graphic resembling Indian textile. 



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