Brazil: History and Its Influence


World Cultures South America Brazil: History and Its Influence
Students begin by learning the early history of Brazil, including that of its native population. Then they explore and explain the impact of the Portuguese colonization and independence, researching a specific era in Brazil's history. Finally, they consider the impact of the slave trade on Brazil.

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In this experience, students begin by learning the early history of Brazil, including that of its native population. Then they explore and explain the impact of the Portuguese colonization and independence, researching a specific era in Brazil’s history. Finally, they consider the impact of the slave trade on Brazil.

In scene 4, students will work together in small groups to research seven different eras or events of Brazilian history. Be sure that at least one group is assigned to each era or event.

This experience contains a lot of content. You may choose to teach it over two sessions in order to spend adequate time on the various elements of Brazil’s history.

Objectives:

  • Describe the early history and native population of Brazil.
  • Explain the impact of Portuguese colonization and the slave trade on Brazil.
  • Describe Brazil’s independence.


Unlike most of South America, Brazil was colonized by the Portuguese, not the Spanish. Brazil was also the largest importer of African slaves in the world. In this experience, you will learn about the history of Brazil and how its history impacts the country even today.

Objectives:

  • Describe the early history and native population of Brazil.
  • Explain the impact of Portuguese colonization and the slave trade on Brazil.
  • Describe Brazil’s independence.




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The earliest people living in Brazil were in the region of

A) the Amazon
B) Portugal
C) Rio de Janeiro
D) Patagonia

Which two European nations fought to control Brazil’s harbor at Rio de Janeiro?

A) France
B) Spain
C) England
D) Portugal

Write two questions you have about the history of Brazil, based on what you know from the timeline.

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Discuss student questions as a group. Choose several questions to use as guiding questions throughout the experience. 


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