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Book Club: "It's A Jungle Out There", part 3: The Amazon Rainforest

You have hired a pilot and he has landed in the Machiguenga territory. What is it like? You can start finding out what it is like by looking at this site.
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Assignment 7

  • Read, "It' a Jungle Out There" written by Ron Snell, Chapter 7: Canoeing the Tushmo.
  • What types of vegetation would you be likely to see. Make sketches in a nature journal style. How does the vegetation differ from what you see in your area?

Assignment 8

  • Read, "It' a Jungle Out There" written by Ron Snell, Chapter 8: Man of the House
  • What type of mammals would you be likely to see? Make sketches in a nature journal style How do these mammals differ from what you see in your area?

Assignment 9

  • Read, "It' a Jungle Out There" written by Ron Snell, Chapter 9: Spam Stampede
  • What types of fish would you be likely to see in the Amazon river? Make sketches in a nature journal style How do these fish differ from what you see in your area?

Assignment 10

  • Read, "It' a Jungle Out There" written by Ron Snell, Chapter 10: Yellow Brother, Yellow Mother
  • What types of birds would you be likely to see? Make sketches in a nature journal style How do these birds differ from what you see in your area?

Assignment 11

  • Read, "It' a Jungle Out There" written by Ron Snell, Chapter 11: Bats, Rats and Status Symbols.
  • From research and what information you are learning from reading "It' a Jungle Out There", determine what the Machiuenga people are like. What do they look like and how do they act? Are there any other Native tribes in the area? How are the like or different from the Machiguenga? Record this information in narrative form in your journal.

Extra Activities

  • Make a terrarium habitat.
  • Find a recording of sounds of the rainforest.

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  • I am not sure if I made this unit up entirely myself or if I found some of it on the internet. If you know if any of this has come from a source I have not credited, please let me know, and I will make the appropriate corrections.

1 comment:

  1. love the picture you chose for your post.
    Hmph, my library doesn't have a copy of the book.......

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