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1 What comes to mind when you think of the Amazon rainforest?

2 We will journey down the River Amazon with the help of the stories in this book.

3 resources/rainforest- multimedia/gallery Photographic resources: ns.ning.com/photo/albu ms/costa-rica Images from the Princes Trust website

4 What are rainforests? Photograph Costa Rica, Simon Collis

5 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

6 Where in the world are rainforests? World Map - Eckert IV Projection

7 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

8 Have you ever wondered why Spanish and Portuguese are the main languages spoken in South America? Licence under Creative Commons

9 wikispaces.com/file/vie w/Where_the_Amazon_Rainf orest_is_Located.jpg/ /Where_the_Amazon_Ra inforest_is_Located.jpg Licence under Creative Commons

10 Amazon_rainforest.jpg Satellite image from NASASatellite imageNASA Licenced under Creative Commons

11 Photo by Camera Naturalist


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