Project Gutenberg's Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt

This e book is the primary account of Theodore Roosevelt and his expedition through the Brazilian "wilderness". His main concerns were mamma-logy and ornithology and is a great read to compare to how Brazil is represented now versus before.

Slavery in Brazil: Readings and Comprehension Excercises

This is a resource to be used when teaching about Slavery in Brazil and the country of Brazil in general. A map of the country is included along with 18 readings and a glossary of important terms used in the readings about slavery.

Siestas and Fiestas: Images of Latin America in the United States History Textbooks

This resource explains that the United States education system is heavily dependent on textbooks. Therefore, it is important to have correct images that reflect Latin America in the most accurate way possible so that teaching about Latin America can be transparent and understandable. A good reading to assign to students to better understand misconceptions of Latin America through the lack of accurate images in textbooks or can be read by teacher to better understandthe topic of biases and inaccuracies relating to teaching Latin American studies.

Latin American Food Worksheet

A fun worksheet to teach about the importance of the food corn in the Latin American diet.

Carnaval, A Melhor festa do mundo

A glossary of terms relating to the festival of Carnaval are include a long with facts about the Carnaval holiday. Pictures of instruments used in the parade are included to familiarize the student with the holiday.

Booklist of Award Winning Books

A list of 12 Award-Winning books having to do with Latin America.

Artes Americas: Quesar Dance Company, Teachers Resource Guide

Although this guide was created for teachers and students to use before and after seeing the Quasar Dance Company, it still serves as a great guide to teach about Brazil in the classroom.Students will understand what quasar is and will tie the dance company to Brazilian culture and art. Plenty of activities are included to help teach students this unique topic.

Negating Misconceptions about the Amazon

In this lesson, students will research specific geographical aspects of the Amazon region and will identify commonly held misconceptions about the Amazon region. Myths will be presented and debunked. Students will be given the opportunity to create a final project in which they focus on a particular aspect of the Amazon region using the knowledge they learned when debunking myths and misconceptions.

Brazil's Changing Capitals: A Lesson in Site and Situation

By investigating the movement of Brazil's capital from Salvador to Rio de Janiero to Brasilia, students will discover how a city's importance is related to its site and situation. They will be able to describe and evaluate the site and situation characteristics of a city. For the materials, email our OUtreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at

Brazil: Order and Progress Unit

This unit begins with an overview of Brazil's geography, history, culture and various social and political issues. Students will then research one of these topics and present their detailed research findings to their peers in a formal presentation, followed by a group theatrical presentation.
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