Brazil: Government and Economy


World Cultures South America Brazil: Government and Economy
Students are introduced to the importance of coffee to the Brazilian economy. Then they read and note important features of the Brazilian government and economy, comparing them to features of the United States. Next, they learn about the development of sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil, which has made the country independent of foreign oil. Finally, students brainstorm ideas for using natural resources to solve problems in their own communities.

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In this experience, students are introduced to the importance of coffee to the Brazilian economy. Then they read and note important features of the Brazilian government and economy, comparing them to features of the United States. Next, they learn about the development of sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil, which has made the country independent of foreign oil. Finally, students brainstorm ideas for using natural resources to solve problems in their own communities.

Objectives:

  • Describe Brazil’s democratic system of government.
  • Explain Brazil’s economy in relation to renewable resources.


In almost any country in the world, you will find people who drink coffee on a daily basis. More coffee comes from the nation Brazil than any other country. In this experience you will learn about the economics of Brazil, including coffee—as well as their system of government.

Objectives:

  • Describe Brazil’s democratic system of government.
  • Explain Brazil’s economy in relation to renewable resources.




Bags of Brazilian Coffee


Learn about the coffee industry of Brazil.


Based on the video, how does the coffee economy of Brazil relate to the life and economy of Americans?

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Discuss student responses. Guide them to see that because Americans drink so much coffee, American life and economy is connected with the economy of Brazil, which is the world’s largest exporter of coffee.


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