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December 14, 2010 Learning Target – I will explain the six perspectives relating to land use in the Amazon Rainforest. Agenda – Amazon Rainforest Conflict.

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1 December 14, 2010 Learning Target – I will explain the six perspectives relating to land use in the Amazon Rainforest. Agenda – Amazon Rainforest Conflict Notes – Amazon Rainforest Sensory Image

2 Flashback 1) Natives of an area who have been conquered or dominated by others who came later. A. subsistence farming B. indigenous peoples C. adaptation D. traditional culture

3 Flashback 2) Farming carried out mainly to provide food for farm families, with little surplus for sale to others. A. adaptation B. traditional culture C. indigenous peoples D. subsistence farming

4 Flashback 3) Customs and ways of life handed down from ancestors. A. subsistence farming B. traditional culture C. indigenous peoples D. adaptation

5 Preview Imagine that your community has recently been given several square miles of new land. This new land contains a small forest, a creek that empties into a small lake, and flat, grassy meadows. What should your community do with this new land? Choose one of the following options and explain why it is the best option. A.Make the land into a public park. Include hiking and biking trails, a dock for small boats, a swimming area, picnic tables, and sports fields. B.Develop the land. Build houses for low-income people in the community and a shopping area to provide jobs for people living in the area. C.Leave the land as it is. Don’t allow people to use this area. D.Other idea (describe it). A.Make the land into a public park. Include hiking and biking trails, a dock for small boats, a swimming area, picnic tables, and sports fields. B.Develop the land. Build houses for low-income people in the community and a shopping area to provide jobs for people living in the area. C.Leave the land as it is. Don’t allow people to use this area. D.Other idea (describe it).

6 Amazon Rainforest

7 Native Amazonians Save parts of the rainforest from development. We have a right to preserve ourselves and our way of life. Lived in the Amazon Rainforest for thousands of years. These natives live by hunting and gathering. Grow crops on small plots of land. Lived in the Amazon Rainforest for thousands of years. These natives live by hunting and gathering. Grow crops on small plots of land.

8 Rubber Tappers We want to make a living from the rainforest. Tappers came to the Amazon in the 1870s. Rubber tappers remove sap from the tree using a diagonal cut that does not harm the trees. In 1960s, the Government decided there was better ways to use the rainforest and encouraged people to clear the lands for farms and ranches. Tappers came to the Amazon in the 1870s. Rubber tappers remove sap from the tree using a diagonal cut that does not harm the trees. In 1960s, the Government decided there was better ways to use the rainforest and encouraged people to clear the lands for farms and ranches.

9 Cattle Ranchers We want to use the land in the rainforest to raise food for the world and earn money for Brazil. Amazon cattle ranchers are small groups that own large areas of land. The cattle eat the grass down to the dirt and then are herded to another area. Deforestation benefits the cattle ranchers giving them more land to graze on. 55 square feet of rainforest must be cleared for ever hamburger sold in the United States. Amazon cattle ranchers are small groups that own large areas of land. The cattle eat the grass down to the dirt and then are herded to another area. Deforestation benefits the cattle ranchers giving them more land to graze on. 55 square feet of rainforest must be cleared for ever hamburger sold in the United States.

10 Loggers We are helping Brazil’s economy grow. We create jobs! Log companies have been moving into the Amazon Basin in the 1960s. A great variety of trees grown in the rainforest. Valuable trees such as hardwood and mahogany trees are scattered throughout the rainforest. Loggers clear-cut whole patches of the rainforest looking for these valuable trees. Log companies have been moving into the Amazon Basin in the 1960s. A great variety of trees grown in the rainforest. Valuable trees such as hardwood and mahogany trees are scattered throughout the rainforest. Loggers clear-cut whole patches of the rainforest looking for these valuable trees.

11 Settlers Brazil has the eleventh largest economy in the world yet one quarter of Brazilians are poor. A few wealthy families have long owned most of the best farmland. In 1960s, Brazil’s government began encouraging poor people to move to the Amazon rainforest to farm. Farming in the rainforest is extremely difficult due to constant rainfall that washes away nutrients. Brazil has the eleventh largest economy in the world yet one quarter of Brazilians are poor. A few wealthy families have long owned most of the best farmland. In 1960s, Brazil’s government began encouraging poor people to move to the Amazon rainforest to farm. Farming in the rainforest is extremely difficult due to constant rainfall that washes away nutrients. We need land to feed our families!!!

12 Environmentalists We want to slow down the development of the rainforest. We need to give scientists time to study the effects of new activities. Scientists and Environmentalists began coming to the rainforest in the 1970s. They come to study plants and find plants that could cure diseases. Environmental groups believe all rainforests species have a right to exist and should be preserved. Scientists and Environmentalists began coming to the rainforest in the 1970s. They come to study plants and find plants that could cure diseases. Environmental groups believe all rainforests species have a right to exist and should be preserved.

13 Sensory Image Directions Using Pages , choose one interest group and create a sensory image. – 1) Come up with a catchy title. – 2) Create a colored illustration representing one interest group who want to use the Amazon Rainforest. – 3) Include descriptions using thought bubbles to express the following: What might your interest group be thinking? (head) What might your interest group be saying or eating? (mouth) What might your interest group be doing? (hands) What might your interest group be hearing? (ears) Where might your interest group be going? (feet) What might your interest group be seeing? (eyes)

14 Sensory Image What AM I THINKING? WHAT DO I HEAR? WHAT AM I USING MY HANDS FOR? WHAT AM I SAYING? WHERE AM I GOING? What might I be seeing

15 Exit Slip 1A. List the six groups who have an interest in using the land of the Amazon Rainforest. B. Briefly describe what each group wants. 1A. List the six groups who have an interest in using the land of the Amazon Rainforest. B. Briefly describe what each group wants.


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