Learn About Brazil: Unit Study Resources (5 Days of Unit Study Resources)

In this post series, I've been sharing unit study ideas for countries around the world. You can find links to the other posts in the series below, and you can download a FREE My Country Study packet for guiding your child in writing a mini report about a country of their choice.

Brazil, the largest country in South America and fifth largest in the world is an interesting country to study because of it's vast diversity. It has mountain landscapes, jungle areas, and dry deserts. And in these varied areas lives a huge variety of animals. Children will love reading and learning about this very diverse country.

Brazil unit study resources


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Books:

Marco's Travels: Hello, Brazil by Jason Louis (elementary)
Spotlight on Brazil by Bobbie Kalman (elementary)
Cultural Traditions in Brazil by Molly Aloian (upper elementary)
Brazil (Countries of the World) by Michael Dahl (elementary)
Dancing Turtle: A Folktale From Brazil by Pleasant DeSpain and David Boston (kindergarten and elementary)
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry (kindergarten and early elementary)
The Rainforest Grew All Around by Susan K. Mitchell (kindergarten)
Amazon Rainforest by William Rice (upper elementary)
DK Eyewitness Books: The Amazon (upper elementary)
Let's Visit Rio de Janeiro!: The Adventures of Bella and Harry by Lisa Manzione (elementary)

Websites:

National Geographic Kids: Brazil
Kids' World Travel Guide: Brazil page
TIME for Kids - Around the World: Brazil
Science for Kids- Brazil facts
Brazil in the School- an awesome page full of free resources for schools and teachers
Fact Monster Brazil page
Easy Science for Kids- Brazil page

Activities, Games, and Hands-On Resources

Watch this Geography Now video all about Brazil.
At the Mr. Nussbaum site there are all kinds of interactive activities having to do with the Amazon rainforest.
Make these paper plate carnival masks from Happy Brown House.
This great article from the Compassion website has the story of a day in the life of Emidio, a Compassion student from Brazil.
Try making these docinhos (chocolate and bananas) from a recipe on Kid World Citizen.
For an art project, try these Amazon animals chalk pastel drawings from Homeschool Creations.
This awesome diorama from Confessions of a Homeschooler shows the layers of the rainforest.



The countries in this five day series are:

Kenya
England
Australia
Russia
Brazil

Don't forget to pick up your FREE printable My Country Study packet here.

Free country study printable




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