Lessons on Brazilian Culture and Society

In 2006 a group of Pittsburgh-Area teachers travelled to Salvador da Bahia, Brazil to study the rich Afro-Brazilian culture that is prevalent in this northeastern area of the country and which can be appreciated in many areas of daily life such as language, religion, food, music, dance and other social and cultural practices. In 2009, in collaboration with the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, a group of educators travelled to Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi, Brazil. The teachers on both trips conducted research before, during and after their travel, and produced the following lesson plans and background information as a resource to be made available on the CLAS website.