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Lesson Plan October 31, 2018

Research and Debate: The Battle Over Land in the Brazilian Amazon



1. Warm Up: Examining prior-knowledge about the Amazon rainforest

2. Two videos and comprehension questions: 

  • 10-minute broadcast about Indigenous communities protesting against using the Amazon for lumber and farming
  • 9-minute broadcast about competing business interests in the Amazon

3. Discussion questions: Analyzing the content and structure of the videos

4. Extension activities: Research and debate, visual arts and persuasive writing 

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