Thursday, October 11, 2012

Assignment: brief presentations Oct 15-16 on a Latin American nation ofyour choice

Powerpoint-type presentation, 15 pts.
- 5 colorful images of the nation plus a map.
- very brief notes atop each image.
- documentation.
- clever title.
- On an additional image present 3 multiple-choice questions which review your important points. Make 2 of them easy and one challenging.
- due Mon-Tues. We will make all presentations on that day using alpha order.
- Solo project.
- Choose a nation from Central America or South America.

The image above -
A metate is a mortar, says Wikipedia. It is a ground stone tool used for processing grain and seeds.

In traditional Mesoamerican culture, metates were typically used by women who would grind calcified maize and other organic materials to make tortillas.

Similar artifacts are found all over the world,[1] including China.[2]