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Where do we live?. Places we have visited:. Mexico. Australia . Panama City, Florida United States. Africa . India . X. X. X. X. X. Today we will visit. South. America. Where in the world is South America?. X. X. X. X. X. X. Where is the equator?. X. X. X. X. X. X. X.

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Where do we live?

Places we have visited:

Mexico

Australia

Panama City, Florida

United States

Africa

India

X

X

X

X

X


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Today we will visit

South

America


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Where in the world is South America?

X

X

X

X

X

X


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Where is the equator?

X

X

X

X

X

X


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X


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Flag of Brazil


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Amazon River

Length: The Amazon River is 6280km long.

How many miles is that?

more than 4,000 miles

The Amazon River is the world's second longest river.

Only the Nile, in Africa, is longer. The Amazon however,

at any one point in time has the highest amount of water

flowing down it. No other river even comes close.

It may not be the longest, but it is the widest.

Amazon River cam


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Anaconda

When it is hungry, it will uncoil itself and lie still in the

water with only its eyes above the surface, waiting for prey.


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Piranha

The Amazon is home to the piranha,

one of the world's most terrifying fish.


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The Amazon

The World's Largest RainforestThe Amazon River Basin is home to

the largest rainforest on Earth.

The basin – roughly the size of the

forty-eight contiguous United States

– covers some 40% of the

South American continent


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Woolly Monkey

The Woolly monkey lives in the rainforests of

South America. Woolly monkeys live

in large social groups and feed on fruit.


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Blue and Gold

Macaw


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Toucans

They are

brightly

colored and

have

enormous

beaks.


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X


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Flag of Peru


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The rugged

Andes

Mountains

cover almost

40% of Peru.


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Potatoes originated in the area

of modern day Peru.

The potato is the essential

staple in Peruvian diets.


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Peruvian territory was home to the Inca Empire.

Machu Piccu


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Vicuna, the

world’s most

expensive cloth.Almost a synonym

for “luxury”, this

extraordinary

fiber is sheared

from the coat of

the Andean vicuna

Vicuna


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Guanaco

The guanaco

is a camelid

animal native

to South

America

that stands

approximately

3 ft 6 in at the

shoulder and

weighs about

200 pounds.


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X


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Flag of Argentina


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Argentina

is the world's eighth largest country.

Argentina possesses some of the world's

tallest mountains, expansive deserts, and

impressive waterfalls

The PampasThese fertile plains are Argentina's bread- basket.

The region includes Buenos Aires, as well as the

world- class beaches of its surrounding area.

The ChacoThis parched area in the west contains both

grassland and thorny forest.


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Buenos Aires

is the capital and largest

city of Argentina.


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Gaucho

(cowboy)

from

Argentina’s

pampas


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Guanaco on the Argentina pampas


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Chaco


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The horneros

Also known as ovenbirds…..

Horneros are rather soft-looking, light-brown birds

known for building mud nests that resemble old

wood-fired ovens. (The Spanish word "hornero"

comes from horno, meaning "oven".) The entrance

forms a curved doorway to protect the chicks from

intense winds and from predators. The nest contains

two chambers for the 3–4 chicks.


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Horneros

Oven Birds


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Chilean Rose Hair Tarantula


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Words for your dictionary:

South America

piranha

Brazil

anaconda

Peru

rainforest

toucan

Argentina

Inca

Amazon


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