Learning About Venezuela ~ Lesson Plans and Links

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Venezuela is the northernmost country of South America and a little larger than the state of Texas and Oklahoma put together. It is home to Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. Venezuela is also the wealthiest nation in Latin America because of the petroleum/oil reserves that are found in the country {second in size to those in the Persian Gulf area}.

There are several different areas in Venezuela: beautiful beaches, the Andes mountains, plains {llanos}, rainforests, and the highlands {tepui}. We talked a little bit about everything this week: Columbus, the first explorer to visit Venezuela in 1498; the religion and languages of the country; Angel Falls; and Simon Bolivar, the man that led the revolt that ended the Spanish rule of Venezuela.

You can view the other countries that we’ve studied from South America on my South America geography page.

Week 1 Layout

Monday

  • Review our South America song from Geography Songs {see words below}
  • Use atlas and globe to locate the country of Venezuela; read in the atlas about Venezuela
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about Venezuela.

  South America

    Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia,

    Ecuador, Peru and Chile and Bolivia,

    Uruguay and Paraguay, Brazil and Guyana

    and Suriname ~

    These are the countries of South America.

    The French have French Guiana.

    The British have the Falkland Islands.

    Brazil is the biggest country and

    Chile is the longest.

Tuesday

  • Learn {and review} some terms: mountains, beaches, plains, rainforest, tabletop plateaus
  • Independent reading from bookshelf
  • Filled out the map of Venezuela notebooking page

Mapping Venezuala   Click on thumbnail to download pdf file

Wednesday

  • Review geography song
  • Talked about languages and religions of Venezuela
  • Independent reading 

Thursday

Week 2 Layout

Monday

Flag of Venezuala 

Click on thumbnail to download pdf file

Tuesday

  • Learned about Jimmy Angel and Angel Falls
  • Watched this video of Angel Falls and also this one {amazing}
  • Read together one of books from bookshelf

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Summarized one of our reading books and copy summary/dication
  • Cooking ~ Platanos Fritos
  • Added our notebooking pages to our binder and stamped our passports!

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