Brazil Joshua Alan

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This is a pupil presentation called the S1 Citizenship Challenge. 2010 the theme was Latin America. Pupils of S1 Hamilton Grammar were assigned a country to research and present back. The class winners progress to the Year Group Final. This was exemplified as good practice for Curriculum for Excellence when it was S1 African Adventure.

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Brazil Joshua Alan

  1. 1. Alan Marnie Joshua Igwe 1P4 Mr McGowan Brazil
  2. 2. Brazil <ul><li>Theses are some of Brazil’s major cities, São Paulo , Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. </li></ul><ul><li>The currency is reails. </li></ul><ul><li>The capital city of Brazil is Brasilia. </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Brazil has the sixth largest population in the world--about 148 million people--which has doubled in the past 30 years. Because of its size,  there are only 15 people per sq. km, concentrated mainly along the coast and in the major cities, where two-thirds of the people now live: over 19 million in greater Sao Paulo and 10 million in great rio . </li></ul><ul><li>At the time of European discovery, the territory of current day Brazil had as many as 2,000 nations and tribes. The indigenous peoples were traditionally mostly semi-nomadic tribes who subsisted on hunting, fishing, gathering, and migrant agriculture. When the Portuguese arrived in 1500, the Indians were living mainly on the coast and along the banks of major rivers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. People <ul><li>Brazilians are the friendly and talkative people who inhabit Brazil, in South America. They love to play soccer, to dance and to party. They also work hard and are very creative. </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil has a population of over 180 million people and it is the fifth most populous country in the world, after China, India, the US, and Indonesia. The rate at which the population is increasing is slowing down. In the early 1960s, women could expect to have 6 children on average. Such figure fell to an average of 2.4 children per woman in 2004. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Charity Projects <ul><li>Brazil has the ninth largest economy in the world, but it’s blighted by extreme inequality. The richest 10% of Brazilians enjoy half of the country’s income, while the poorest 10% receive less than 1%. Half of the country’s 60 million children live in poverty. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Imagery ©2010 TerraMetrics, NASA, Map data ©2010 MapLink/Tele Atlas, Europa Technologies - </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve worked in Brazil since 1991. In 2008/09, our activities benefited 32,800 children. Some of the highlights of our work last year included: </li></ul><ul><li>improving the quality of education for 18,166 children  </li></ul><ul><li>starting a major programme to help children survive and grow up healthy  </li></ul><ul><li>providing emergency relief for 30,000 people affected by flooding </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wildlife <ul><li>Rattlesnakes are a part of a small group of the sub family Pit Vipers. There is approximately thirty species of rattlesnake the rattle is use as a warning device when threatened. In spring they start mating. Rattle give live birth rather then laying eggs. The young are self-sufficient from birth. Since they don’t need there mother from birth the mother dues not remain with her young. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Terrain Location Eastern south America, Bordering the Atlantic Ocean Map References South America Geographic Coordinates 10 00 S ,55 00 W Area total 8,511,956 sq km land 8,456,410 sq km water 55,455 sq km Area-Comprative Slightly smaller than the U.S Coastline 7,491 km Land-Boundaries total 14,691 km
  8. 8. Landmarks <ul><li>Cristo Redentor, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, stands on Corcavado Mountain overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. It shows Jesus standing with his arms stretched out, welcoming all people. It was buil by engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, and is one of the tallest statues in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The Amazon River is the world's 2nd longest river, but it is the widest, and has more water floeing through it than any other. Catfish in the Amazon can grow to over 200 pounds. The Amazon river lies on the equator. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous People <ul><li>Best known by the name 'Pele', he is a former Brazilian football player listed among the most illustrious football players of all times. Born in 1940 and named after Thomas Edison, he received his nickname Pele in his years of schooling. His father trained him in football. His early training and determined efforts turned him into a great football player of Brazil. The International Olympic Committee named him as the Athlete of the Century in 1999. He is named the football ambassador of the world by FIFA and is a member of the American National Soccer Hall of Fame. This all-time top scorer from Brazil, football star Pele, is an asset for the Brazilian Government </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Brazil has the sixth largest population in the world--about 148 million people--which has doubled in the past 30 years. Because of its size,  there are only 15 people per sq. km, concentrated mainly along the coast and in the major cities, where two-thirds of the people now live: over 19 million in greater Sao Paulo and 10 million in great rio. </li></ul>

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