Lesson 7 activities (hands on)

Let's talk about Brazilian culture

Activity 1

Answer the questions below.

Activity 2

Now, read the excerpts to answer the questions below.

Activity 3

Thinking about ethnicities and processes of racial miscegenation, check the names of social groups below and identify them with groups in your own country.

  1. Sharecropper
  2. Backlander
  3. Mixed-blood
  4. Forest-dwelling Indians
  5. Coal Black
  6. Browns
  7. Mulattos
  8. Caboclos
  9. Whites
  10. Woodsman

Activity 4

Read the excerpts below, adapted from the Anthropology texts listed below.

RIBEIRO, D. Maíra. Rio de Janeiro: Civilização Brasileira, 1976.

RIBEIRO, D. O processo Civilizatório. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Civilização Brasileira S.A., 1968.

RIBEIRO, D. O povo brasileiro: a formação e o sentido do Brasil. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1995.

How would you describe these typical Brazilian geographic spaces in your language? Use DeepL to complete this task. Discuss in groups of 3 or 4 what the translation choices were and their reasons.

Activity 5

Discuss the following questions with your classmates.

  • In this lesson, were you able to learn more about Brazilian culture and English vocabulary about this country?
  • What was it like to use DeepL?
  • Do you think this tool can be used to learn about culture?