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What is Brazil's history?
Students research Brazil's history and note the changes that take place over time in Brazil's history. They analyze reasons for changes in Brazil's history and compare and contrast Brazil's history with that of the United States in cooperative groups.
What is Brazil's Geography Like?
Young scholars describe Brazil's geographic features and tell where in Brazil they are located. They develop an awareness of the relationship between Brazil's geography and the lifestyles of Brazil's people and Brazil's economy.
Students appreciate the diversity of people. They compare the lives of the people of Brazil with the lives of people in the United States and appreciate the contributions made by people of Brazil.
What is Brazil's Government Like?
Students compare and contrast the American system of government with that of Brazil. They research how the Brazilian govenment functions.
What are Brazil's Natural Resources?
High schoolers appreciate the gifts of natural resources on our planet and foster ways to protect them. They develop an awareness of the natural resources that are found in Brazil and use the Internet to research Brazil's resources.
Virtual Trip of Brazil
Sixth graders develop an annotated list of sights to visit in Brazil including a description of what to see and do there. They name and locate cities within Brazil. They place textual and graphic information on the web.
What is Brazil's Economy?
High schoolers see that a country's economic system influences all of the people in terms of their ability to find jobs, have goods to buy, and earn the income to buy these goods. They see how goods are produced and how income is earned in Brazil.
In this geography worksheet, students read about the history and development of Brazil. Students take notes and answer 4 short answer comprehension questions as they read the selection.
A Broad Study of Brazil
Sixth graders research the geography, culture, race, religion, history, and language of Brazil in order to create a classroom presentation.
Words in the News: Rabid Vampire Bats Attack Humans in Brazil
Students discuss what they believe the most dangerous animal is. In groups, they match new vocabulary words with their defintions. They read an article about a rabid bat attacking humans in Brazil and answer questions.
Brazil: National Progress or World Disaster?
Students examine the progress of Brazil as a major power in the world. They examine its environment and culture. They discuss how progress for some can be a disaster for others.
Brazil and the Amazon
Sixth graders examine the features of the country of Brazil. In this Geography lesson, 6th graders complete a graphic organizer on the geography of Brazil.
Having the Last Word
Students discuss the influence of foreign languages in their everyday speech after reading an article from The New York Times on language legislation in Brazil. Students are divided into 4 groups in order to research languages spoken in an assigned country, what percentage speaks that language and whether or not their assigned country has discussed language legislation.
Olympics in Brazil
The preparations being made for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro can provide many learning opportunities for students.
The New Frontier in Brazil: People, Progress and the Environment
Students evaluate the impact of a changing environment on a society and its culture. They deal with the environmental questions which are part of the larger controversy.
Students explore the benefits and drawbacks of free trade from the perspective of the United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Chile and Mexico. For homework, they each write a letter to the editor expressing their personal viewpoint on trade.
STEMbite: The Brazil Nut Effect
More scientifically known as granular convection. the brazil nut effect is the phenomenon in which solid granules sort themselves according to particle size when shaken. In this brief video clip, Mr. VandenHeuvel discusses where this is a problem in industry, and he demonstrates it by shaking up a box of raisin nut bran, pouring a bowlful, and repeating the process a few times. In each consecutive pouring, fewer raisins appear. Watch this video to see how it's done, and then serve up some breakfast for your physical scientists!
Students calculate the calories in a Brazil nut and the calories needed for daily intake. In this calories lesson plan, students use calorimetry to measure the change in water temperature heated by the burning of a Brazil nut. They also determine the calories needed in a day based on daily activity and basal metabolic rate.
Students investigate cultures located along the equator. In this geography skills lesson, students research the geography, history, culture, and tourism of Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, Brazil, and Singapore. Students write an article based on their findings that include bibliographies.
U.S. And Global Deforestation
Students analyze graph showing global deforestation, view photograph of deforestation in Brazil's interior rain forest and examine three maps showing deforestation within the United States, describe political, economic, and social consequences upon United States if destruction of rain forest is not addressed, predict consequences based on information about deforestation, and write short, well-organized essay.