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The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil

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'Mapa dos Estados Brasileiros (Brazilian states map)' photo (c) 2007, Douglas - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

As regular readers know, in addition to teaching English to ELLs, I always teach a Social Studies class to them, too. This year, I’m teaching Geography to a multi-level class, and am using many of the resources at The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners.

One of those resources links is to another list, The Best Sites For Learning About Mexico, Central & South America. That post has a number of Brazil-related links. However, I’m doing something a little different this year and teaching a much more advanced Geography curriculum to a number of my students, and right now we’re studying Brazil. As part of that unit, I decided to create a supplemental list to the Brazil links on that other post.

I’m also trying to find a class in Brazil that might be interested in exchanging a few messages over the Web with my students. If you’re a teacher in Brazil and are interested, please let me known.

Here is a beginning list of The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil:

Kids Corner Brazil

National Geographic Brazil for Kids

Brazil Country Profile — BBC

National Geographic Brazil profile

Brazil Guide

Fact Monster Brazil

Brazil Atlas

Many videos about Brazil from How Stuff Works

Play Amazon Explorer

Amazon Interactive

Google Maps Amazon

Rain Forest Talking Book

Brazil Tour 360

Here is a video you might not be able to view in an RSS Reader:

Here’s a YouTube version of the same video:

The Signs Of Brazilian Protests

The BBC has a collection of Brazil videos.

Pickup Soccer in Brazil Has an Allure All Its Own is from The New York Times.

World Cup 2014: Brazil’s stadiums – interactive is from The Guardian.

Here’s a great Prezi created by my talented colleague Elisabeth Johnson. Bear in mind her comment: “I created a Prezi to introduce Brazil because I don’t think our kids realize how prevalent it is in pop culture. I will warn you that I would probably only show the first minute or so of the “beautiful” video with Snoop Dogg and Pharrell as there are lots of Tanga bikini shots after that.”

24 Traditional Brazilian Foods You Need To Eat Right Now

Google has just announced a big expansion of Street View images from Brazil, and you can see all their highlights here.

Degradation of the Brazilian Rainforest
by bhonma.

10328×7760 – A 10K Timelapse Demo from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.

Google has unveiled a new zip line view of the Amazon using Google Street Views.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

3 Comments

  1. Great post Larry,
    Best from Brazil,
    Tom Reaoch,
    Talk 2 Brazil Host

  2. I’m a Brazilian teacher and I really liked your prezi about Brazil!

    Congratulations!

  3. A very nice collection indeed.
    I find it engaging to have the kids color some coloring pages related to the destination. You can find some very good ones here:
    http://para-colorir.net/?s=Brazil

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