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Country in Focus: Brazil
Gail Skroback Hennessey
The Country of Brazil is the largest country on the continent of South America. It is also the 5th largest country in the world. Brazil will host the 2016 Summer Olympics, in the city of Rio De Janeiro. This will be the very first time the olympics will be held in a country on the continent of South America! Grap your fork to sample the national dish called feijoada(meat stew with black beans and pork ), pack your dance shoes to learn the samba and let's learn about the country of Brazil!
Go to this link: http://www.factmonster.com/atlas/country/brazil.html Learn about the geography of the Brazil.
1. Futebal (called Soccer in the USA) is the national sport of Brazil. Every city has a stadium!In 2014, it hosted the World Cup(held every 4 years). During the Middle Ages, pig bladders were inflated and used as "balls"! In which country did soccer possibly originate more than 2000 years ago?_____________The history of "modern soccer" is said to have begun in this country._______________In most of the world, soccer is known as "football" or "Futbol". Before whistles were used, beginning in 1878, how did referees control the game?_______________It is estimated that a soccer player runs about__________ miles during a soccer game.Find the answers at this link:http://www.buzzle.com/articles/interesting-facts-about-soccer-soccer-fun-facts.html
2.The Amazon is the second longest river in the world. It is approximately how many miles long?________________ The longest river in the world is the Nile River, found in the country of Egypt. What is something that does not cross the Amazon River?___________________What is the name of the large snake that lives in the Amazon Basin?________________ What is the name of the meat-eating fish that lives in the Amazon River?_______________Find the answers at this link: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/amazonriver.html
3. There are more than 1100 tributaries along the Amazon River. What is a tributary?___________________________ In 1542, what was Francisco de Orellana the first European to do? __________________________ Because of its size, what is the Amazon River sometimes nicknamed?________________In which country is the source(beginning) of the Amazon River? __________In 1913, President Theodore Roosevelt organized an expedition to locate the source of the Amazon. What is the name of the deadly meat eating fish that calls the Amazon River its home? ____________Find the answers at this link:seadream.com
There are 9 Webquestions, fun facts and extension activities in the complete resource.
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