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