Amazon Adventures https://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
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Where is the amazon?
The Amazon spreads across much of South America.
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Venezuela all have Amazonian regions.
Where does the word Amazon come from ?
A greek myth that says Francisco de Orellana was a Spanish conquistador and the first European to travel the length of the Amazon river, in 1541-42. Along the way, he and his men ran into a tribe of fierce women warriors, each "doing as much fighting as ten Indian men." Orellana recalled the Greek myth of warrier women and named the entire river "Amazonas."
Who lives in the Amazon now ?
Why do the Mestizos live in the Amazon ?
They were having trouble finding work in their hometowns and saw opportunity in the Amazon. Many went looking for agricultural land. Others took jobs in oil fields or other industries.
How do people in the Amazon make a living ?
they hunted, fished, and grew a variety of crops in small garden
What do people eat in the Amazon ?
Manioc, Plantains and Quicha
What animals do people eat in the amazon ?
The Paca, Monkeys, wild pigs, rabbits, deer, and birds and fish of all kinds were also widely hunted
How much rain falls in the rain forest compared to Florida ?
Florida 5 inches and rain forest between 9 and 10 inches of rain
What do Quicha farmers grow ?
coffee, maize, Cacao