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Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Our Communities

World Connection: Brazil

Step 1. Questions

Did you know?
The Amazon River is not all one color. Different parts are black, brown, and blue.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and one of the largest countries of the world. If you visit Brazil, you would find huge cities, beautiful beaches, and amazing forests. You also would find farms and ranches. Coffee, nuts, and many fruits are all raised in Brazil.

In this E-Journal project, you will report on Brazil. Here are some questions to research.
  • What is the main language people speak in Brazil?

  • Name two large cities in Brazil. What is life there like?

  • What kinds of plants and animals live the Amazon rain forest? Why is the rain forest important?

  • Would you like to visit Brazil? Why or why not?

Visit the following Web sites. You may also learn about Brazil from books at the library.

Step 2. Research

Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!

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Kids Corner: Brazilian Embassy
This Web page for kids comes from the government of Brazil. Explore the different links to learn about Brazil’s people, animals, and culture.

Take Notes:

The Paradise: Nature in Brazil
Click “Paradise” at the top of the screen. You will learn about the plants and animals that live in the rain forests of Brazil. Then, explore other areas of this great site.
Take Notes:

Geographic Guide: Brazil
Visit this Web page to see pictures of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and other places in Brazil. Read basic facts about each one.
Take Notes:

Additional Sites

Amazon Interactive
Explore the Amazon through games, pictures, and sounds. Be sure to click “Where is the Amazon?” for a map quiz.
Take Notes:

Search Engines
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