Presentation on theme: "What comes to mind when you think of the Amazon rainforest?"— Presentation transcript:
What comes to mind when you think of the Amazon rainforest?
We will journey down the River Amazon with the help of the stories in this book.
http://schools.rainforestsos.org/free- resources/rainforest- multimedia/gallery Photographic resources: http://geographychampio ns.ning.com/photo/albu ms/costa-rica Images from the Princes Trust website
What are rainforests? Photograph Costa Rica, Simon Collis http://geographychampions.ning.com/photo/p1000176-1?context=album&albumId=2489872%3AAlbum%3A16704
You are going to watch a short clip. After, you will be given a few minutes, working in pairs, to come up with a definition of rainforest It must be no more than 40 words, and include information about weather, climate, plants and animals
Where in the world are rainforests? World Map - Eckert IV Projection http://www.geography.org.uk/resources/basemaps/
The worlds largest rainforest, the Amazon Basin (rainforest) spans nine countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Can you find them? Licence under Creative Commons http://biomesfourth09.wikispaces.com/file/view/rainforest_map.gif
Have you ever wondered why Spanish and Portuguese are the main languages spoken in South America? Licence under Creative Commons http://biomesfourth09.wikispaces.com/file/view/rainforest_map.gif