Image: Brazil, Show Your Face!!! by Jônatas Cunha on Flickr

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to Brazil, the host country for the August 2016 Olympic Games.

See also: Olympic Games  recent and historicNew Zealand and the Olympic Games; Countries of the world

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Brazil

This summary of Brazil features contemporary information covering the country's regions, history, culture, ethnic groups and more.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Country Fact File: Brazil!

A reliable and trustworthy website for quick facts about Brazil.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

Celebrate Brazil: Festivals in Brazil

Festivals in Brazil — secular or spiritual — are a big attraction for both Brazilians and overseas visitors.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the homework site ManyAnswers use the search term ‘Brazil’ in the search box.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

World  Wildlife Fund: Amazon

The Amazon rainforests are a large part of Brazil. This link lets you explore the species, people, threats and the conservations efforts occurring in the Amazon.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Pinterest: Brazil Unit Study

Celebrate the Olympics games in your class with these Brazilian inspired activities.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

The Rio Times

Keep up to date with progress of the Olympic Games and what’s happening in Brazil on a daily basis. 

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


World History in Context offers a history of Brazil for secondary school students. Britannica School has articles, images and videos about the Brazilian people, economy, culture etc. at primary and secondary levels. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Soccer star, by Mina Javaherbin, 2014 (picture book)
Rain forest rampage, by Axel Lewis, 2013 (junior fiction)
The penalty, by Mal Peet, 2006 (young adult)

Brazil. National Geographic Traveller. YouTube 5.22

Amazon Rainforest, Brazil. VideoSource Travel Guide. YouTube 3.58

Feijoada recipe — Brazilian Cuisine. Famous Cuisines Channel. YouTube 3.58