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Step into the Amazon

A creative way to enhance teachers' and pupils' knowledge of the vast continent of South America, focusing on Brazil and the Amazon region.

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Step into the Amazon
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Step into the Amazon

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About this resource

A creative, educational project that invites educators and pupils to think globally. Via this website you can find out more about this project, which takes the form of a jam-packed whole day school workshop exploring the geography of the Amazon. Pupils are invited to make connections with other schools and an indigenous community in Brazil. The project was born out of discussions between an experienced geography teacher in the UK, with a firm interest in global issues and the Amazon, and a Brazilian animator with a lot of experience of producing films around education for sustainability and extensive travel throughout the Amazon.

Why we recommend this resource

Some of the initial questions educators may have are clearly answered on the website: the workshop can be virtual or in situ and as a multi-schools or single-school initiative. It generally comprises the same format and content but things may be tweaked slightly to accommodate older or younger pupils, the timings of the school day, any restrictions posed by Covid-19, etc.

The website also includes information that will help educators facilitate learning about the Amazon independently, for example, the Blog section provides an insight into the content of the workshops and includes interesting images and links.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 4: Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 15: Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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