New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_C6967
One of the streets of "The Triangle" in the business section of Sao Paulo, 1921.
What are some clues that this photograph was taken in 1921 instead of the year 1800 or 2000?
Look at the signs in the photograph. In what language are they written?
Brazilian culture is a blend of Native, African, European and even Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. Which culture do you think is best represented in this photograph? Why do you think so?
What appears to be the main form of transportation on this street?
Why are there rails on the road?
How did missions and missionaries affect the history of Brazil? Are there still missions in Brazil today?
Math: If the population of Brazil was about 184 million people in the year 2005, and the population of Sao Paulo's metropolitan area was about 18.6 million, what percentage of Brazil's population live in its largest city?
Science: Why is Sao Paulo one of the world's most polluted cities? What could be done to fix the problem?
English Language Arts: Research immigration in Brazil. Make a timeline showing when and from where immigrants came to Brazil. Pretend you are one of these immigrants. Describe your reasons for moving to Brazil.
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