Pathways to the Spanish- and French-speaking worlds!
The most comprehensive site linking you quickly to any aspect of the Spanish-speaking world: http://blogs.lawrence.edu/gustavofares/www-sites-in-spanish/www-sites/www-sites-spanish-language-and-culture
To start general research on a particular country, the CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.htmll 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: http://video.pbs.org/program/latino-americanos/episodes/
For exploring African heritage in Latin America with Dr. Henry Louis Gates (includes many extra resources and activities): http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america
For exploring Latin Music in the USA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/latinmusicusa/
To plan and organize your research for projects, use the Research Project Calculator: http://rpc.elm4you.org
To explore art from the Spanish-speaking world see Khan Academy Videos: http://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history
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