We ended our study of South America on Monday. It was a fun unit!
We focused on Brazil, read Nate Saint’s story, and visited the HCJB Technology Center, which just happens to be in our city! A good friend of ours is involved there and was at one time a missionary in Ecuador. We got a personalized tour of the mission center, including a slide show with pictures of Ecuador. Very cool!
Monday we wrapped up the unit with a mini Brazilian “Carnaval.”
We made colorful costumes:
(Very simple to do–take old pillowcases, cut a V in the closed end, cut semi-circles along the sides for arms, use puffy fabric paint to decorate.)
We watched a video showing the grandeur and pageantry of the Carnaval in Brazil, and we also watched a couple of salsa dance instruction videos.
After lunch we tried a Brazilian desert called Abacate Batido (Whipped Avocado Dessert) which is made of–surprise!–avocados, whipping cream, powdered sugar, and lime juice. My students were not impressed. I, however, didn’t think it was all that bad!
Goodbye, South America! It’s been an enjoyable trip!
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