Urbanization

This Urbanization unit also includes:

Brazil's population has been changing dramatically in the last century. Study the causes of Brazilian urbanization, including industrialization and and migration, and the implications for the country of the populations' different economic levels.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a geography unit when discussing trends in urbanization
  • Encourage small groups to research the same concepts in different countries
  • Project the country outline onto a whiteboard and have learners fill in the correct cities 
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson was created in 2004; therefore, consider finding more updated articles and figures for instruction
Pros

  • Provides handouts and worksheets that would be applicable to additional countries and projects
  • Focuses on many facets of Brazil's urbanization, budgeting, migration, and standards of living
  • Includes presentations to augment the lesson
Cons

  • Link to the article about Brazilian urbanization is broken, as are the links to most other articles in the unit