Meet the people who have called the Amazon rainforest home for centuries. Learn about the threats facing all who live there and how everyone can help overcome these challenges.
Video length: 15:06 minutes.
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Quiz – PDF
Quiz – Answer Key
Quiz – Online
A Day in the Amazon Rainforest Writing Prompt
Rainforest Reflection – Writing Prompt
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Amazon Rainforest: People & Threats
Homes Around the World
Save the Rainforest Campaign
Have students research how the Amazon Rainforest is changing due to human activity and create a poster to illustrate a solution to a problem there (e.g. deforestation destroys species habitats).
Discuss ecotourism with students and talk about the pros and cons of it in regards to the Amazon Rainforest.
Compare and Contrast Resources
Compare and contrast renewable resources in the Amazon Rainforest and the United States.
Bring food that can be found in the Amazon Rainforest (bananas, tea, mango, pineapple, avocados, yams, etc.) and let students sample them. Discuss how these products can impact those that live in the Amazon Rainforest as well as those that purchase from them.
Create a diorama of the Rainforest.
Trees in the Amazon and at Home
Transportation Around the World
Art and Social Studies
Write a paper on how the indigenous people rely on the Amazon Rainforest and the natural resources it provides.
Have students write a diary or a story about traveling the Amazon Rainforest and discuss what they “saw” and experienced during their trip.
Compare differences and similarities.
Compare the characteristics of each ecosystem.
Write a 3 paragraph paper discussing the similarities and differences of the two.