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HPER P195: History & Principles of Physical Education

Designed to assist students with their Global Cultural Activity Assignment.

A Word About Wikipedia

Wikipedia is a great place to start your research if you don't know much about your assigned country, but it should not be the last stop in your research journey. Do not include Wikipedia in your list of references or works cited.

Scroll down to the References and External Links at the bottom of the Wikipedia entry. They should include sources like books, online articles, and the country's official government website -- which will have links to its departments or ministries of education, health, statistics, etc.  Many foreign country's websites have English versions; look for the word "English" or for an American or British flag icon, usually at the top of the homepage.

If the Wikipedia entry does not include References and the External LInks are dead, assume the information on the page is unreliable and/or out-of-date and move on to a better source.

Suggested countries (used in 2015 class)

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Spain

Cite your sources!

The Credible Hulk always cites his sources.
Cite your sources in APA format using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. A print copy is in the 2nd floor REFERENCE area under call number BF76.7. P83 2010. See examples of citations.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References is available to IUPUI-authenticated users only. Access is permitted for viewing and downloading the PDF document and printing one copy. The file may not be shared with others.