Pathways to the Spanish- and French-speaking worlds! 

The most comprehensive site linking you quickly to any aspect of the Spanish-speaking world:

To start general research on a particular country, the CIA World Factbook can be useful.   You will find the most recently updated statistics and maps for any country in the world. 

For a general history of Spanish language and literature:

For exploring the Latino American experience, the PBS series The Latino Americanos

For exploring African heritage in Latin America with Dr. Henry Louis Gates (includes many extra resources and activities):

For exploring Latin Music in the USA:

To plan  and organize your research for projects, use the Research Project Calculator:

To explore art from the Spanish-speaking world see Khan Academy Videos:

Spanish Grammar and Vocabulary