Life In Rocinha

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We use this with Year 9 to explain life in a favela.

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Life In Rocinha

  1. 1. Living For The City
  2. 2. Learning Objective: To understand what life in a favela is like. Learning Objective: To understand what life in a favela is like.
  3. 3. Learning Objective: To understand what life in a favela is like. Learning Outcome: You will understand that shanty towns are a key feature of most LEDC cities.
  4. 4. Learning Objective: To understand what life in a favela is like. A “Favela” is the word used in Brazil to describe a shanty town.
  5. 5. A Shanty Town is a squatter community that springs up in an area that used to have no houses.
  6. 6. A Squatter is someone who settles on the land without the legal right to be there.
  7. 7. Shanty Towns are also called “Spontaneous Settlements” . It means the place is unplanned.
  8. 8. ROCINHA is the biggest favela in Rio De Janeiro.
  9. 9. It’s also the biggest in South America!
  10. 10. With people living on top of people!
  11. 11. Electricity comes from wherever you can get it!
  12. 12. And goes wherever it is needed!
  13. 13. Around 200,000 people live in Rocinha... WHY?
  14. 14. Death Rates in Rocinha are THREE times higher than the rest of Rio. Why?
  15. 15. What questions can we ask the people here about living in Rocinha?
  16. 16. What kind of work will they do in the future?
  17. 17. Can people enjoy living in Rocinha?
  18. 18. Can tourism be the answer?
  19. 19. Zen Geography S. Jones 2009 Photo credits: Flickr

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