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Keywords: Curriculum, environment, math

Global Regions: Latin America

Countries: Brazil , Paraguay

Universities: University of Texas at Austin

Subjects: History and Social Studies, Mathematics

Resource Types: Curriculum

Time Periods: Contemporary

Instructional Strategies: Case Study, Group Work, Primary Sources, Role Play/Perspective-Taking

Themes: Culture and Society, Environment

Levels: Middle School (6-8)


People and Place: Itaipu Dam and Power Plant

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One of 12 lesson plans on People and Place: Human-Environmental Interactions

These readings and activities on the Itaipu Dam and Power Plant in Brazil and Paraguay were designed to strengthen students’ ability to draw from historical, geographic, and statistical information to answer geographic questions. Students will understand that hydroelectric power is a major source of electrical power with an ability to supply much of the world’s electricity, but that the construction of dams and power plants has environmental repercussions that must be taken into account. At the end of the unit, students will know factual information about Itaipu and general information about hydroelectric power around the world.

This lesson plan is one of a dozen related lesson plans available as PDF files in the People and Place unit by Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium of the University of Texas at Austin. The People and Place curriculum unit includes an introduction and standards alignment page.

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People and Place: Itaipu Dam and Power Plant (Brazil and Paraguay)

Produced at: Hemispheres: The University of Texas International Outreach Consortium , University of Texas at Austin, Institute of Latin American Studies

Year Produced: 2005

Material: PDF

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