Start your research with the Encyclopaedia Judaica! Entries on specific countries (India, Morocco, United States, etc.) tend to be substantial and include cross references and very helpful bibliographies.
You have a few strategies for identifying scholarly secondary sources. Each member of the group may wish to identify one possible source to bring to the group, and then everyone can discuss which ones would be best to use.
1. Use Primo to find books or chapters in books listed in the bibliography of the entry in Encyclopaedia Judaica.
2. Search a subject database, like the ATLA religion database, to identify scholarly articles.
3. If you aren't sure if a source is scholarly, ask a librarian, a peer research advisor, or your professor.
StoryMapJS can ingest and display images, videos, and audio clips. If your chosen cultural artifact is a text, try to find the most visually engaging image of that text. Use multimedia which is out of copyright, or carries a Creative Commons license, or for which educational use is permitted. Good places to look for unrestricted sources include: