Brazil's Changing Capitals: A Lesson in Site and Situation

Melanie Schulze, New Braunfels High School

By investigating the movement of Brazil's capital from Salvador to Rio de Janiero to Brasilia, students will discover how a city's importance is related to its site and situation. They will be able to describe and evaluate the site and situation characteristics of a city. For the materials, email our OUtreach Coordinator Clea Conlin at

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