Wanderlust Wednesday - Brazil

"Not all those who wander are lost"

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Visit the Sights

Visit the Museu Nacional to learn about Brazil's amazing history.

Participate in the colorful and extravagant Rio Carnival!

Explore the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil's best art gallery.

Did you know the term Lusophone means "Portuguese-speaking?" Travel the world to see other Lusophone Regions beyond Brazil!

Football is a huge part of Brazilian culture! Check out the Football Museum to learn about the history of football in the region, hear from women who challenge the status quo to play, and more!

Visit the Sanctuary of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

Explore the Parque Lage, a World Heritage Site in Rio De Janeiro at the foot of the Corcovado.

Learn more about the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest.

MakerSpace & STEM Activities

Create your own origami boat to participate in the New Years tradition of offering mini-boats to the Goddess of the Sea, Lemanja. The goddess is from Candomble, a West African religion that has integrated into Brazilian customs.

Craft your own mosaic art based on the famous Escadaria Selarón.

Explore the works of Portinari, painter of the people. Can you recreate a painting?!

Brazilian cuisine is full of delicious foods and drinks. Try your hand at making Pamonhas.

Travel with a Book

For Middle Grades & Young Adult Readers

Read a book written by a Brazilian-American author or that takes place in Brazil.

"All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king."

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring