Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for Brazil

At Cedar Ridge Academy Private International Therapeutic Boarding School, the World Geography class is a decent size class of about 10 students. This sixteen-year old boy works hard in the class and has almost completed the class.  He is using this topic for his final project.

B is for Brazil
Brazil has everything from places to relax, to places to have a carnival.  Brazil has tons of great places to go with your family to have a quality good time.  Have you ever been to Brazil?

Brazil is a country that takes up over half of South America.  Brazil has ten bordering countries which include: French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay.  The capital of Brazil is Brasilia, with an official language of Portuguese.  The official name for Brazil is Republica Federativo do Brasil.  Some of the largest cities in Brazil include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador.

On the other hand, Brazil is the largest country in South America.  The world’s largest rainforest spreads across much of Northern Brazil.  Most of Brazil has a warm to hot climate year round.  The mountains, plateaus, and some coastal areas are cooler than the lowlands.  Rain falls heavily in much of Brazil.  The western Amazon region receives over 160 inches of rainfall a year.

A beach in Rio de Janeiro where thousands of
people are enjoying their day of relaxing
Source: World Book Encyclopedia
The clothing in Brazil is similar to that in the United States.  Women of African descent in Northeastern Brazil are known for their colorful long skirts, and many bracelets and necklaces.  The gauchos (cowboys) of Southern Brazil wear ponchos and baggy trousers.  They also wear wide-brimmed hats to protect their faces from the sun.

Lots of the education in Brazil is similar to that in America.  Most of Brazil’s adults can read and write.  Brazil has a free public elementary school system.  By law, children from ages seven through fourteen must attend school, but the law is hard to enforce.  Many children complete the required amount of school, then back out and start to work.  A lot of areas in Brazil lack sufficient amounts of teachers and schools.  Public high schools are free, but most of Brazil’s high schools are private and charge tuition.  Brazil has about 65 colleges and universities.  One of the most well-known colleges is in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil is full of great things to do.  They have a warm climate which makes it easy to relax in Brazil.  School is a large part of Brazilian tradition.  Brazil is a good place to go with your family to spend time together and to learn about the Brazilian culture.

Eakin, Marshall C. Brazil. 1997. Reprint. St. Martin’s, 1998.

Fetzer, Scott. “Brazil.” World Book “B” 2005 Edition Chicago: World Book Inc, 2005. 568-575.


  1. Thanks for the information on Brazil! What a great project you all are doing. You might be interested in this blog that I found in the AtoZ Challenge just a few days ago. Lots of amazing photos of Brazil:

  2. Well done. I used to sponsor children in Brazil. They lived in the slums in Rio de Janeiro, not far from where tourists where holidaying.

  3. I would love to visit Brazil at some point. People keep telling me I would really like it.
    Great post!

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  4. Great're correct on everything...well done.
    As you mention it does rain a lot here...conveniently mostly in the night, it keeps us wonderfully green.
    Many thanks to Meghan for the mention...cheers!Maggie@Expatbrazil
    If you every fancy doing a school trip to Brazil...I'd love to help you plan it.