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Brazil Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What do your students know about Brazil? A video lesson provides a general overview of the country and a research activity gives students the chance to delve deeper. Related lessons and extensions offer the opportunity for further study.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • describe the history, culture and political structure of Brazil
  • locate Brazil on a map
  • research one specific Brazilian city in terms of demographics, political structure, and industry

Length

30 minutes to 1 hour for instruction and up to one week for the activity

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9

Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Materials

  • Photocopies of a map of Brazil that includes regions, states and cities

Instructions

  • Begin by asking students what they know about the country of Brazil, writing their ideas on the board.
  • Now play the video lesson Culture, History & Politics of Brazil, pausing at 1:30.
  • Did any of the information provided in the video lesson match up with what the students discussed about Brazil?
  • Pass out the map of Brazil now, one per student.
  • Discuss the map as a class, paying close attention to the different regions. Has anyone heard of any of the cities listed on the map? Has anyone visited?
  • Play the reminder of the video lesson for the class, answering any remaining questions.

Discussion Questions

  • What are the similarities between Brazil and the United States?
  • What differences exists between Brazil and the U.S.?

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