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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere comprised of Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Falkland Islands. The continent is racially and ethnically diverse, with European, African, and Indigenous influences. At the height of the colonial era, Spain and Portugal dominated the region leaving a lasting cultural, economic, and social legacy.  

From the beaches of Venezuela, to the Patagonia of Argentina, Andes Mountains of Peru and Chile, Environmental preserves of Ecuador, nature in South America is as stunning as its peoples.

Lesson Plans

DOC Lesson Plan - Combatting Stereotypes (Spanish)
DOC Lesson Plan - Latin American Geography
DOC Lesson Plan - Postcards from Ecuador

CLAS Resources

DVD 2 Hermanos (Chile, 2000)
DVD Black in Latin America (2011)
DVD Central Station (Brazil,1998)
Book Count Your Way through Brazil
Culture Box Ecuador Culture Box and Powerpoint
DVD El Hijo de la Novia (Argentina, 2001)
Book Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas
DVD Favela Rising (Brazil, 2005)
DVD Machuca (Chile, 2004)
Map Map of Brazil
Map Map of Colombia
DVD Qué tan lejos Film (Ecuador)
DVD Se Arrienda: Bienvenido al sistema (2005)
Book Tango!: The Song, The Dance, The Story
DVD The Colors of the Mountain (2010)
DVD The Middle of the World (2003)
DVD The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (Brazil, 2006)
Book Um sonho no caroço de abacate
DVD Uprooted (Colombia, 2007)

CLAS Workshop Presentations

PDF Brazilian Culture