New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_B15635
Avenida Rio Branco in Rio de Janeiro with the harbor and Sugarloaf Mountain in the background, 1935.
What do you think "Avenida" means in English?
How do you think Sugarloaf Mountain got its name?
This photograph was taken in 1935. How do you think the picture would change if it were taken today?
Look at Rio de Janeiro on a map. Based on the map, what body of water can you see in the background of this photograph?
During Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, some of the Samba Schools parade down Avenida Rio Branco (the street shown in this photograph). Research the origins of Carnival. How do other countries celebrate Carnival? How do students or teachers in your school celebrate Carnival? Compare and contrast parades you have seen in the United States to the Carnival parades in Rio de Janeiro. Form your own Carnival parade.
Math: Sugarloaf Mountain is 396 meters high. About how many feet high is Sugarloaf Mountain?
Science: From what kind of rock is Sugarloaf Mountain made? What minerals are mined in the mountains around Rio de Janeiro?
English Language Arts: Create a travel brochure for Rio de Janeiro highlighting its features and encouraging people to visit.
Music: Name two kinds of music that originated in Brazil. Listen to an example of each kind of music. What instruments do you hear? Write a persuasive paragraph about why Brazilian music is better, as good as, or worse than your favorite music.
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