Who Lives in the Rain Forest?
Activity: Students learn about different peoples
who live in the tropical rain forests of the world.
While gaining appreciation for other world
cultures, they will also begin to consider how
other peoples communities and daily lives
differ from their own.
- Tropical rain forests have been home
to indigenous, or native, peoples for
thousands of years.
- Explore the sites below to learn about
how different rain forest cultures find
food, educate their children, and struggle
to protect the environment they call home.
- Ask every student to write down one aspect
of life in the rain forest. For example:
Some children dont go to schools like ours.
Instead, they learn how to hunt, fish, and
survive in the forest from their parents or
other members of their tribe.
- As a class, create a list titled If I Lived
in the Rain Forest. For example:
If I lived in the rain forest, I would
learn how to hunt and fish.
- Display this class list with the rain
forest bulletin board.
Native People of the Tropical Rain Forest
People of the African Rain Forest