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Modern Middle East Project - Structure & Research
The goal of this project is to create a resource to provide accurate, detailed, and
interesting information about a particular topic in a particular country.
However, to do this, you must have accurate, detailed, and interesting information, and
your readers must understand some basic background information about your country.
Follow the sections below to help you accomplish these goals!
Part 1 - Background Information/Context
To help people understand your topic, start by helping them understand your country.
Gather some additional basic information about your country. You will also use your Fact
File from the proposal sheet to help you. Take notes in the organizer below - bullet
points work great - keep it short & list your sources! Use extra paper if you need more
room.
Category/Topic
Geography​
- what’s the
land like? is there water?
what’s the climate like?
Government​
- who’s the
leader? what’s his/her title?
what kind of government
(monarchy, democracy,
etc)? Is it stable?
Information/Notes
Source(s)
Category/Topic
Information/Notes
Source(s)
Economy​
- what kind of
imports/exports does it
have? is it relatively rich or
poor? what’s the per capita
GDP if you can find it?
Culture​
- anything you find
about how people live can
go here - just include a few
interesting tidbits of info
Interesting Factoids​
- any
other interesting bits of
info you find can go here!
You will use the information from the chart above & your Fact File to build an
introduction/context paragraph about your country.
Modern Middle East Project - Structure & Research
Part 2 - Your Topic
State your country & topic here __________________________________________________
Now start gathering information about your topic. Take notes on anything you find that
you think might be useful. Don’t forget to list the source information. You will then sort
this information later. Try to find at least 3 sources.
Source (make sure you list enough info
that you could find this source again)
1.
2.
Information/Notes - keep it brief!
Source
3.
4.
Info/Notes
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