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Brazil teaching resources

Brazil Teaching Resources

Explore Brazil with a variety of engaging, story-led resources. Experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child with twins Samir and Samira or venture into the colourful city of Rio de Janeiro with our wide choice of teaching resources for both KS1 and KS2 classes.


Cabu De Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco. Photographer's Credit: Lianne Milton/Panos/ActionAid

Welcome to Brazil

Introduce your children to the largest country in South America with our Brazil quiz, Brazil factsheet, and ‘Where is Brazil?’ map activities. Packed with information about Brazil for kids, this download will help you discover how Brazil got it’s name, the diversity of its geographical features and the key issues that affect its population.

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Explore Brazil: The Lost Suitcase - workshop

Take your class on a journey to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with this fantastic ActionAid workshop. Jam-packed with hands-on activities to stimulate learning about Brazil’s geography, people and communities, this workshop can be adapted for Key Stage 1 or 2 and is the perfect companion to ActionAid’s free Brazil learning resources. Prices from £50.

Brazil factsheet

Did you know Brazil is the biggest country in South America? Our Brazil factsheet includes a map of Brazil and the important facts to help you answer questions like ‘How big is Brazil?’ and ‘What continent is Brazil in?’ This factsheet can be used as a starter activity or as a big Brazil poster for the classroom wall. 

KS2 Amazon rainforest, Brazil package

This is our complete Amazon rainforest package for Key Stage 2. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS2 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the issue of deforestation and its impacts on the planet. Also available for KS1.

KS1 Amazon rainforest, Brazil package

This is our complete Amazon rainforest package for Key Stage 1. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS1 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and rainforest pictures, as well as the chance to introduce your class to the people who live in the Amazon rainforest. Also available for KS2.

KS2 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package

This is our complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package for Key Stage 2. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS2 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and posters as well as the chance to introduce your class to children who live in Rio de Janeiro. Also available for KS1.

KS1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package

This is our complete Rio de Janeiro, Brazil package for Key Stage 1. In this download you’ll receive our brilliant KS1 worksheets, activities, PowerPoints and posters as well as the chance to introduce your class to children who live in Rio de Janeiro. Also available for KS2.

Meet the children of Brazil

Experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child with these posters and stories from children living in Brazil. Print off the stories of Gabriel, Thais and Vera, or introduce your class to twins Samir and Samira with their incredible photoset and the video below.

KS2 Childhood in Rio de Janeiro

Help your Key Stage 2 class to experience a day in the life of a Brazilian child as twins Samir and Samira let you into their world, where everything from going to school to riding your bike is just a little bit different. Encourage your pupils to think about the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children on the other side of the world. Also available for KS1.

KS2 What is Rio de Janeiro like?

Can your class use the adjectives on their worksheets to describe the incredible pictures included in your photoset? Use our photos of Rio de Janeiro and accompanying Key Stage 2 activities to answer questions such as: ‘Where is Rio?’ and ‘What is Rio like?’. Also available for KS1.