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The Amazon

The Amazon
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Welcome back to our Byte Blog! Continuing our Spanish learning journey with ViLaCa we will see time and time again all the fascinating topics our students will be learning! These last few weeks we have been sharing the many important locations that are found throughout Latin America. Last week we ventured into an important holiday that is celebrated in Mexico. During The Day of the Dead, Pan de muerto can be found everywhere in Mexico. Did you get a chance to read it? If not, check out Pan de Muerto to learn more! The Amazon

Can you name the largest shared rainforest area in the world? Within that rainforest exists a biological diversity that is unmatched. It is estimated that throughout the Amazon there are more than 390,000 million trees and 10% of the world’s biodiversity. Can you imagine what that number of trees looks like? This rainforest connects nine different countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana. 35 million people live in the macro region, including more than 2.6 million indigenous people. The Amazon region of Colombia is one of the six natural regions of Colombia. It is located in the South of the country, bordering the Andean and Orinoquia regions to the North, Venezuela to the east, Brazil to the Southeast, Peru to the South and Ecuador to the Southwest. The Amazon



…there are more than 390,000 million trees and 10% of the world’s biodiversity.


Activities to do with this lesson: 

At ViLaCa we use activities to complement our lessons to help our students apply and retain the information they just learned. 

  • To recreate the activities for this lesson at home you will need to print out a map of South America, including the names of the countries on the map. Instruct your student or child to identify and color in the countries where the Amazon is located. 
  • For our second activity, create a matching activity by using images of animals found in the Amazon on one side and list the names of the animals in a different order on the other side. Students can then identify and match the animals to their names! 

Have you visited any of the countries mentioned today? Let us know in the comments below! If you created these activities with your child or student let us know how it went. We love to hear from our audience and more from those who are eager to learn and have curious minds.


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