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What is life like in favelas?

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Lesson exploring Rio's favelas. With thanks to Noel Jenkins for the place description as seen on his blog: http://www.digitalgeography.co.uk/archives/2012/11/describing-place/

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What is life like in favelas?

  1. 1. Geography in the news: What questions do you have about this image? Can you guess what’s going on? What? When? Who? Where? Why? Where on earth is Rochina and what is it like to live there? Tuesday, 23 August 2016
  2. 2. What is going on here?
  3. 3. What is going on here?
  4. 4. Learning objectives • Interpret geographical information in order to describe Rochina in detail, using geographical words and data. • Make a conclusion based on information. • Write about different points of view. • Make links to other geographical topics.
  5. 5. Describing Rochina Location Sights (most important first) Physical features Human features Sounds / smells Feeling
  6. 6. Where is Rochina? N England’s Training Base 1 mile Write a description on the sheet: • Continent • Country • Cardinal • City
  7. 7. Describing Rochina Location Sights (most important first) Physical features Human features Sounds / smells Feeling
  8. 8. What is Rochina Like? Scary 1 5 10 Safe Protected 1 5 10 Unprotected Flat 1 5 10 Steep Rural 1 5 10 Urban Rich 1 5 10 Poor Full 1 5 10 Empty Attractive 1 5 10 Ugly Interesting 1 5 10 Boring Add any other words to the circle:
  9. 9. What is Rochina like?
  10. 10. What is Rochina like? • Make a conclusion based on information. • Write about different points of view. • Make links to other geographical topics.
  11. 11. Write a detailed description of Rochina using the information you have gathered. Location Sights (most important first) Physical features Human features Sounds / smells Feeling • Make a conclusion based on information. • Write about different points of view. • Make links to other geographical topics.
  12. 12. Is the army take over of Rochina a good thing? Give at least two different points of view.
  13. 13. Moto-taxi driver by day and musician by night, Felipe says life in Rocinha is hard - but there is "no victory without sacrifices"
  14. 14. Major Azevedo, whose unit has 670 officers, says the situation in Rocinha is much better than a year ago. She says they sometimes face resistance from criminals who don't want to lose control of their territory, but she insists that will not affect the
  15. 15. Wellington says he barely knows the other side of Rio, such as Ipanema, because everything you need is in Rocinha - from banks to health centre and dentists.
  16. 16. Maria das Gracas is very proud of her two daughters, who have both made it to university.
  17. 17. Carlos says he likes to take visitors deep into the favela to expose its infrastructure problems and the lack of public investment.
  18. 18. Goncalina says she could move out of the favela, but she likes the family atmosphere of the Rocinha community.
  19. 19. Background information
  20. 20. favela Rochina environment urban population LEDC steep North, South, infrastructure communications sprawling crime pride in addition to likewise on the other hand unlike whereas contrasting to however despite because so as to therefore Rochina is located in… The favela is most famous for…. Its main sights are…… The area is surrounded by the following physical features… When in the favela, a person would be surrounded by… The landscape of Rochina is very….. There are mixed feelings about Rochina…… Officially, the favela has a population of 70,000, but in reality… Evidence to support me includes… The decision of the Army to take over the area is… Some may disagree / agree because… Stuff Things It People Q: What is Rochina like and what is it like to live there? ocabulary onnectives peners anned
  21. 21. Location Sights Physical features Human features Sounds / smells Feeling Describing Rochina. Add notes to this sheet

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