In this chapter you learned about the land, people, and economies of Brazil and the countries that surround it—Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. One of the most important and impressive landforms in Brazil is the Amazon rain forest. This huge forest is home to up to 30 percent of the animal and plant life on Earth. However, the Amazon is in danger—every day it grows smaller as trees are cut down to make room for roads and farmland, or to gain access to the resources contained within the rain forest. In this activity you will visit the Rainforest Action Network to learn more about this endangered region and about what you can do to help protect it.
Destination Title: Rainforest Action Network
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Start at the Rainforest Action Network Web site's Kids' Corner.
- Click on Rainforest People. Read the information that appears.
- Click back to the main screen. Then click on and read about Animals.
- Return once more to the main screen. Click on 7 Steps for Kids to Take.
Use what you have learned from these links to answer the following questions.