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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Learning About Venezuela ~ Lesson Plans and Links

Venezuela is the northernmost country of South America and a little larger than the state of Texas and Oklahoma put together. It is home to Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. Venezuela is also the wealthiest nation in Latin America because of the petroleum/oil reserves that are found in the country {second in size to those in the Persian Gulf area}.

There are several different areas in Venezuela: beautiful beaches, the Andes mountains, plains {llanos}, rainforests, and the highlands {tepui}. We talked a little bit about everything this week: Columbus, the first explorer to visit Venezuela in 1498; the religion and languages of the country; Angel Falls; and Simon Bolivar, the man that led the revolt that ended the Spanish rule of Venezuela.

You can view the other countries that we’ve studied from South America on my South America geography page.

Week 1 Layout


  • Review our South America song from Geography Songs {see words below}
  • Use atlas and globe to locate the country of Venezuela; read in the atlas about Venezuela
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about Venezuela.

  South America

    Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia,

    Ecuador, Peru and Chile and Bolivia,

    Uruguay and Paraguay, Brazil and Guyana

    and Suriname ~

    These are the countries of South America.

    The French have French Guiana.

    The British have the Falkland Islands.

    Brazil is the biggest country and

    Chile is the longest.


  • Learn {and review} some terms: mountains, beaches, plains, rainforest, tabletop plateaus
  • Independent reading from bookshelf
  • Filled out the map of Venezuela notebooking page

Mapping Venezuala   Click on thumbnail to download pdf file


  • Review geography song
  • Talked about languages and religions of Venezuela
  • Independent reading 

Week 2 Layout


Flag of Venezuala 

Click on thumbnail to download pdf file


  • Learned about Jimmy Angel and Angel Falls
  • Watched this video of Angel Falls and also this one {amazing}
  • Read together one of books from bookshelf
Wednesday Thursday
  • Summarized one of our reading books and copy summary/dication
  • Cooking ~ Platanos Fritos
  • Added our notebooking pages to our binder and stamped our passports!

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  • Venezuela is one of the countries I can't wait to do with my kids. thank you for sharing this lesson. When I was 12 I went on a Missions trip to Carocas. I remember ministering to a wonderful group of people at the top of this REALLY big mountain. We had 15 give their hearts to the Lord. The next week the whole village was destroyed by a mud slide.
    Needless to say this changed my life forever, and I can't wait to share it with my kids.

    By Blogger Angela, At September 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

  • I don't know if your interested or not in the politics of Venezuela, but if you are, I recommend watching "this revolution will not be televised." As an american, I was shocked to see this perspective. (May be unsuitable for children)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 9, 2010 at 7:27 PM  

  • Wow, I love seeing such detailed country studies! My son is really into studying countries (although I think he enjoys the map aspect of it more than anything at this point). This week we did Iceland.

    By Blogger Lynn, At September 9, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

  • This looks like an awesome unit study! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    Jennifer @

    By Blogger Fab Family of 5, At September 11, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

  • This looks like an awesome unit study! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    Jennifer @

    By Anonymous Crow Family of 5, At December 15, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

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