Exploring Brazil’s ecosystems

This lesson is part of Exploring Brazil, a Geography unit designed for students in KS2 (Y4-6), but can also be taught as a stand alone lesson.

The presentation introduces students to Brazil’s six main biomes including the tropical rainforest, caatinga (desert), Pantanal wetlands, cerrado (savannah) and Atlantic Forest. Students then read an information text to find out more.

In the activity, students write an information text about Brazil’s ecosystems. This can either be done as a short activity or as an extended write in Literacy. (N.B. The activity sheets need to be enlarged to A3 size to provide adequate space for writing.)


Short Activity:
Easier – Students match statements to each ecosystem and write them in each box.
Medium – Students add titles, then match statements to each ecosystem and write them in each box.
Harder – Students add titles and write their own sentences about each ecosystem in the box.

Extension – Students label the different ecosystems on the map, including drawings of animals found in each one.


Extended Writing Activity:

Easier – Students write an information text about Brazil’s ecosystems, including an introductory paragraph.

Harder – Students write an information text about Brazil’s ecosystems, including sub-headings and an introductory paragraph.


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