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This is the inventory sheet for the Brazil suitcase. Please check each item to be sure it is
returned. We ask that you note any missing or broken items. Also use this sheet as a guide for
explaining the items to each student. Please fill out the enclosed evaluation form and return
with the suitcase. Thank you for using the Outreach Program of the Center for Latin American

  Packing NOTE: Each LARGE FONT category has a bag containing smaller bags and
  individual items listed below. Please place items in appropriate bags after use. Also,
  efforts have been made to place heavier items at bottom of suitcase and
  lighter/breakable/damageable items at top.


____    Teacher's Guide: inventory, country information, maps, teaching guidelines, additional resources and


____    Map of Brazil. (laminated and rolled up with the other posters).
        Currently, Brazil has 26 states, plus the federal district, Brasília, the capital.

____    Brazil Tourist Map and Information Guide. (laminated and rolled up with the other posters).
        A map of Brazil that includes information on the different regions, as well as Brazil’s history, geography,
        population, flora and fauna, culture, economy and trade.

____ Brazil in the Schools. A poster with a map of Brazil and photos of Brazilian peoples and cultures.

____ Tourist Maps (3) of Rio de Janeiro (2) and Brazil (1)

____    National flags:
        ____    Small cloth flag.
                Have students try to discover the meanings of words and symbols on flag. See explanation in
                Teacher's Guide, sample lesson plans.
        ____    Laminated paper flag.
        ____    Plastic flag on pole.

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         ____     Small flag with wooden holder.

____     Large cloth flag from State of Acre.
         Acre is a state in western Brazil, bordered by Bolivia on the east and Peru on the west and south. Located
         in the rain-forest zone. Acre was settled in the late 19th century by Brazilian rubber gatherers who declared
         Acre an independent nation in 1899. Acre was re-annexed to Brazil as a territory in 1903, and it became a
         state in 1962. The red star on the map is a symbol of the light guiding those who sought to make Acre a
         Brazilian territory. Try to locate Acre on the map of Brazil and conduct Internet research on the state.

____     Plastic sheet of postage stamps.
         Students can learn about places, people, and events.

____     Laminated sheet of three bills.
         1,5, and 10 cruzeiros. (Note: This is no longer Brazil’s currency. As of 1994, the real became the official
       currency of Brazil).

____     3 plastic notebook pages of bills: cruzeiros and cruzados.

____     1 plastic sheet of 21 coins.
         The real, and all currencies before it, is divided into one hundred centavos. The newest centavos are the
         two in the bottom right corner of the sheet; all others are from former currencies.

Note on changes due to Inflation: Over the years, high inflation has led to creation of new monetary units as old
ones lost value.
Pre-1942: mil-reis.
1942-1986: cruzeiro replaces the old currency.
1986-1989: cruzado replaced the cruzeiro, but the old money remained in circulation. The decimal point was
moved 3 places to the left to convert old to new currency: 1000 cruzados = 1 cruzeiro.
1989-1990: new cruzado was created; it used the same printed currency, but once again moved the decimal three
places to the left, making 1000 cruzados = 1 novo cruzado.
1990-1993: the currency changed again: 1000 cruzados = 1 cruzeiro.
1993-1994: the decimal point again moved three places, creating the cruzeiro real: 1000 novo cruzados = 1
cruzeiro real.
July 1994: The most recent change, brought about by then Finance Minister Fernando Henrique Cardoso: the real
which, when introduced, exchanged at the exact rate as the US Dollar: 1 real = U$1. As of September 2003, the
exchange rate on the real is 1 real = U$ 0.34.

____     Laminated sheet of three bills (10 reais, 5 reais, and 2 reais). The real is the current name of Brazi l’s
         currency, reais is the plural form.


____     Sérgio Cabral Senador flyer for the October, 2002 election.

____     Marcelo Crivella Senador flyer for the October, 2002 election.

____     Marcio Fortes Deputado Federal, (reverse side) Otavio Leite Deputado Estadual flyer, for the
         October, 2002 election.

___      Garotinho Presidente flyer for the October, 2002 election.

____     Fernando Henrique Presidente poster.

____     Luiz Henriquez Deputado Federal flyer for the October, 2002 election.

____     Lula Presidente plastic sticker.

____     Liliam Sá Senadora pocket-flyer for the October, 2002 election.

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____     Heloneida Studart, state representative flyer for the October, 2002 election.

____     Jorge Roberto Silveira, publication to promote his accomplishments for Rio de Janeiro, 2002.

Note: Luis Inacio da Silva (Lula) is the current president.

PRIMARY SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY (mining, forest products, agriculture)
Brazil's chief crops are coffee, cotton, soybeans, sugar, cocoa, rice, corn, and fruits. Livestock include cattle, pigs,
sheep; fish are another important animal product. Minerals mined include chromium, iron, manganese, diamonds,
gold, nickel, gem stones, tin, bauxite, and oil. 35% of the labor force works in agriculture.

____     Can of Guaraná Brazil powder.
          One teaspoon of the powder is typically added to ½ glass of water or fruit juice in the mornings to give an
         energy boost, a boost coming from even more caffeine than found in coffee beans. Guaraná comes from
         the seeds of a South American shrub – most of which originates in Brazil. Traditional uses of guaraná by
         natives of the Amazonian rain forest include crushed seeds added to foods and beverages to increase
         alertness and reduce fatigue. As a dietary supplement, it’s no wonder that guaraná is an effective energy
         booster – as it contains about twice the caffeine found in coffee beans (about 3-4% caffeine in guaraná
         seeds compared to 1-2% for coffee beans). Concentrated guaraná extracts, however, can contain caffeine at
         levels of as much as 40-50%, with popular supplements delivering 50-200mg of caffeine per day (about the
         same amount found in 1-2 cups of strong coffee). As with any caffeine-containing substance, too much can
         lead to nervousness, tension and headaches. Guaraná increases energy levels, enhances physical and
         mental performance, promotes weight loss and suppresses appetite.

____     Packet of Guaraná Powder.
         The package is written in Portuguese, Spanish and English and is marketed for export. The package says it
         is organic guaraná from the Amazon. This packet is from the state of Acre.

____     Empty bags of Brazilian Coffees—“Café Garçonete” and “Café Câmara.”

____     Rubber Armadillo.
         This item is a dual representation for Brazil: it is made of rubber that is extracted from trees and the
         armadillo that roams in the Amazon region. This was bought in Mancio Lima, a city in the state of Acre.

____     Ring and Earrings Set
         The ring and earrings set is made from palm trees and is representative of the many forestry products that
         are sold as jewelry, pens, etc. This set was bought in Buzios, a beach vacation spot in the state of Rio de
         Janeiro. Typically, these products are made for and sold to tourists.

____     Soap: Sabonete Artesanal.
         Hand-made soap from the Buriti palm tree oils (bought in Mancio Lima, Acre).

____     One wrapper of “Trident” gum, written in Portuguese.
         Its flavor is “maracujá” or passion fruit, in English.

____     One empty packet of the popular drink mix “TANG,” written in Portuguese.
         Acerola is a tropical shrub that bears an edible acid red fruit resembling cherries.

____     One label from Maguary, Suco de Caju.
         This label is from a bottle of cashew juice. The cashew nut, as we are used to seeing it in the United
         States, grows on top of a fruit as pictured on the label. The fruit of the cashew, however, is used to make
         juices, smoothies and other products. This cashew juice comes in heavily concentrated form and requires 9
         glasses of water to each glass of juice. This particular bottle was marketed for export and imported and
         distributed by a company in Deerfield Beach, Florida. However, this is a popular product in Brazil.
         Additionally, in grocery stores or at markets in Brazil, you may buy the entire fruit with the single cashew
         on top just like any other fruit.

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____    One empty packet of “Only” sugar, written in Portuguese.

____    One empty packet of “Only” salt, written in Portuguese.

____    Laminated Map: “The Magic Bean Shop and the Fries that Bind Us”. A map that describes the reach
        of U.S. multinational food companies like McDonalds and Starbucks. Of particular interest are the many
        different countries that Starbucks imports primary products from to make each cup of coffee (coffee beans,
        paper for the cups, and sugar from Brazil). Laminated and rolled up separately. See the teacher’s guide
        for suggestions on using the poster in a lesson on multinational corporations.

Major industries include steel, autos, ships, appliances, petrochemicals, and machinery, with 25% of the labor force
employed in this sector.

____    One wrapper for the popular candy “Paçoquinha de Amendoim.”
        This candy is made from roasted peanuts and also includes sugar, cassava (or manioc), flour and salt.

____    One wrapper of the popular candy “Sonho de Valsa.”
        These are milk chocolate bonbons made by the company LACTA in Brazil for KRAFT FOODS BRASIL.

____    One wrapper of the popular candy “Serenata de Amor.”
        These are milk chocolate bonbons filled with cashew nut cream made by the company Garato.

____    One wrapper of the popular candy “Moon.”
        These are is a milk chocolate bonbons filled with caramel made by the company Garato in Brazil.

____    Cheese Bread (Pão de queijo) Box. Brazilian cheese bread is extremely popular. There are entire stores
        that only serve Pão de queijo (as it is called in Portuguese) or Pan de Queso (Spanish) and coffee (much
        like bagel shops in the U.S.). They are made from manioc flour, and are filled with cheese. This is a mix
        for people to make their own, and is specifically manufactured for export. Note that the box is in Spanish
        and English only, and not in Portuguese. This was imported into a store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that
        caters to a Latin American population. Note the name of the manufacturer “Yoki” is a Japanese country—
        students may be surprised to learn that outside of Japan Brazil boasts the largest Japanese population in the

____     Farofa Pronta. This is an instant mix to make “Farofa” a popular Brazilian side dish served at dinner
        with meat. It is made from manioc flour. The instant mix can be likened to a mix for Stove Top Stuffing
        in the U.S., although Farofa has a very distinct flavor. This was also produced for export to the U.S., but
        the packaging is in Portuguese. It was also manufactured by Yoki.

____    Laminated Map: “The Magic Bean Shop and the Fries that Bind Us”. A map that describes the reach
        of U.S. multinational food companies like McDonalds and Starbucks. Of particular interest are the many
        different countries that Starbucks imports primary products from to make each cup of coffee (coffee beans,
        paper for the cups, and sugar). Notice Brazil is a large provider of sugar for Starbucks. Laminated and
        rolled up separately.

TERTIARY SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY (services and government)
This sector comprises 40% of the labor force.

____    CD-Rom for Universo Online internet service.

____    Brasil Telecom calling card. This calling card is worth “20 points” based on the Brasil Telecom calling
        card service which is not the monetary value of the card nor its quantity in minutes. “Rabicó” from one of
        the popular cartoons is on the front and is helping to advertise this card.

____    1 placemats from McDonald’s.
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        The U.S. fast-food restaurant is now found in several large cities in southern Brazil. McDonald's employs
        5,000 people in the state of São Paulo. Use EMBRAER, Metal Leve, and McDonald’s as examples of
        Economic Interdependence.

____    Blockbuster flyer. “Ocean’s Eleven” cover.
        Blockbuster Video flyer, July 2002, announcing the current and upcoming hits that will be available on
        VHS and DVD.

____    Coaster: “Chopp da Brahma” is a Brazilian light beer advertisement.

____    Transcoopass plastic discount card.
        Discount card for a radio taxi service in Rio de Janeiro. Radio taxis are frequently used for transportation
        because they tend to be safer than hailing taxis on the street.

____    SENDAS banner.
        Reads Sou mais Brasil (I am more Brazil). Sendas is a local supermarket chain, found in Rio de Janeiro.

____    Festival Dobiscoito Sales Ad (11)
        Sales ad for a department store in Brazil – students can look through ad, pick out things to purchase and
        pretend to purchase them with Brazilian money.

____    Casas Bahia – Cadernao de Ofertas (3)
        Same as the above but for a different store

____    SesiFarmacia (6) and Farmacias Drogamed Sales (3) Ads
        Same as the above but for drug stores.

____    Planeta Crianca Sales Ads (6)
        Sales ads for a children’s toy store in Brazil.

____    Multitude of Sales Ads
        Sales ads for a variety of services – grocery stores, department stores, Walmart, Blockbuster, shoe stores,
        cell phones and others.

Suggestion: Students can plan their own trip to Brazil including travel by air, boat, and highway, hotels, and
sightseeing excursions. Remind them that tourism is part of the services sector.

____    Poster (1): “Plácido de Castro, Acre, Brasil: Turismo no caminho do verde” Rolled up separately
        from Tourism bag. This poster is promoting tourism in the town of Plácido de Castro in the state of Acre,
        Brasil. The idea is that “tourism is on the green path” and that the rainforest will be preserved for tourism
        rather than cut down for its resources.

____    Postcards:
        ____    Photo album of postcards from various regions,
        ____    Postcard pack from Curitiba, state of Paraná,
        ____    Postcard pack from Iguaçu Falls,
        ____    8 loose postcards.

____    Samba photograph from newspaper, “Let’s Samba.”

____    Brochure: (blue) SÉC.XVIII: Espanha o Sonho da Razão.
        This is a brochure advertising the 18th century Spain exhibition by the National Museum of Fine Arts in
        Rio de Janeiro, July 4-August 25, 2002.

____    Visitor’s Guide: Academia Brasileira de Letras, Visita Guiada.
        This is a general visitor’s guide to the Brazilian Academy of Works, specifically starting with two exhibits

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       of Brazil’s more prominent authors, Petit Trianon and Espaço Machado de Assis.

____   Viva Brazil magazine

____   Bahia; Land of Happiness magazine.

____   Cloth bag: ACRE-Eu Amo Essa Terra.

____   Ícaro Brazil flight magazine from Varig Airlines.

____   3 flight menus from Varig airlines.
       Notice how the menus incorporate pictures of local Brazilian fauna.

____   Ad for Hotel

____   VASP is Brazil poster.
       Poster distributed by Brazilian Airline.

____   Belohorizonte Show Case – Business Show

____   Brochures:
       ____   Pousada Bella Búzios,
       ____   H. Stern Musuem and Workshop Tour,
       ____   Favela tour.
              Note: Favelas are urban shantytowns. The favelas of Rio de Janeiro provide the images of
              Brazilian urban poverty known worldwide.
       ____   Discover the state of Rio de Janeiro (12)
       ____   Star Brazil
       ____   Ipanema Plaza – Hotel
       ____   Sao Paulo Boat Show
       ____   Brasil – Rio de Janeiro

____   Tourist Guides (5)

____   Student Travel Catalog

____   Restaurant Guides, Menus, and Ads (10)
       Students can use these to plan a trip to Brazil – choosing a restaurant and what to eat once they got to the

____   Ciência Hoje.
       A children's supplement to the adult popular science magazine, Ciência Hoje (Science Today). This issue's
       title story is Como é que ovo de galinha vira pinto (How the egg becomes a young chicken). There is a
       folded poster inside.

____   O Pato Donald, No Jardin Encantado book.
       Donald Duck in the Enchanted Garden.

____   9 Comic books:
       NOTE that translations into Portuguese of US comics are quite popular. Ask students which comics
       appear to be US characters and which are produced in Brazil.
       ____     Luluzinha,
       ____     Pato Donald.
       ____     Homem Aranha,
       ____     Zê Carioca,

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        ____     Mônica,
        ____     Cebolinha,
        ____     Urtigão,
        ____     Almanaque Disney.
        ____     Monica

____    PUCRS Informação.
         A magazine in Portuguese from the Catholic University in the state of Rio Grande do

In 1992 Brazil hosted a United Nations environmental conference (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The government
designated 37 indigenous areas, 2 ecological stations, 2 forest reserves, and several extractive reserves.

____    2 posters. Rolled up together.
        Poster to combat the burning of forest and a poster depicting rainfall patterns in the western state of Acre.


____    Veja.
        Weekly newsmagazine, equivalent to Time.

____    Isto É.
        Weekly newsmagazine.

____    Época.

        Note: For full-text issues of Brazil’s major newspapers, go to and choose
        Brazil. The following papers can be found on-line: A Cidade, A Tarde, Folha de São Paulo, Folha de
        Tarde, Jornal do Brasil, Jornal do Commércio, O Dia, O Estado de São Paulo, and many more.

_____   Brazil in Brief.
        A book published by the Cultural Section of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C. It is an illustrated
        Overview of Brazil’s geography and resources, its peoples, history, political institutions, agriculture,
        Industrial development, educational system and culture.

_____   Brazil and the USA: What do we have in common?
        Brazil and the United States have the two largest economies and are the most populous countries in the
        Western hemisphere. This text, written and published under the direction of the Brazilian Embassy in
        Washington, DC, is an informal survey of the wide variety of commonalities that exist between Brazil and
        The United States. This book covers similarities from the discovery of the New World through the present.

____    Advertisements from Brazilian Magazines. (6 laminated pages)
        1. Guarana Ad
        2. Ad for Bis Bis, a Brazilian Candy in a New Orange Flavor/ Motorola Phone Ad
        3. Brazilian Fashions from Vogue/Purses
        4. Ad for Sunglasses from Brazilian Vogue/Ad for Sneakers
        5. Ad for new DVD of a TV show from Brazilian MTV/Picture of Outkast, american rap group, popular
           in Brazil (part of an article in Brazil MTV magazine).
        6. PEPSI advertisement.

____    Cross Word Puzzles (4)

____    Como mover o Monte Fuji?

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        Short story

____   Pilotis
       University magazine from Rio de Janerio

____   Jornal do Bairro
       Local newspaper

____   Voz do Parana
       Local newspaper

In many countries, the tourist industry has helped keep handicrafts alive when local people have replaced
handmade with manufactured goods. At the same time, handicrafts change under commercial pressure.
Handicrafts in Brazil reflect regional traditions and the contributions of Indigenous, European, African, and Asian

____    Figa.
        The figa is an amulet or talisman, in the shape of a fist with the index finger pointing through, made of
        wood, metal, etc. It is worn to bring good luck, but only if someone buys you one. Black ones protect
        against evil eyes, red ones are for good luck, green for success in business or love, yellow for memory,
        rose for remembering a loved ones.

____    Necklace.
        Made by an Indian group from the state of Acre, in the Amazon region. Items like this are sold to tourists
        from other Brazilian regions and to foreigners. This helps keep craft traditions alive, but also may change
        the craft item and/or its meaning to members of the group.

____    Flutuante (floating house).
        Lembrança do Acre (souvenir from the state of Acre), this souvenir from Brazil's Amazon region depicts a
        floating house on the Acre River. See lesson plan on making a floating city (Teacher's Guide).

____    Miniature tipitij.
        A manioc pulp squeezer, from the city of Belém, state of Pará. Belém sits on the mouth of the Amazon

____    Hair holder and basket.
        These objects are from the canela tribe of the Amazon. The handicrafts are made using materials native to
        the region, including colorful bird feathers.

____    Fish scale ornament.
        Made from scales of the piracú fish and seeds.

____    Bowl.
        Made from a dried gourd with Amazonian designs on it.

____    Toucan pen from Bahia

____    Sonaja- Goat Hoof Rattle


____    Rubber shoes
        From the state of Acre, a rubber-producing region in the Amazon.


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____    Hat made of Leather

____    4 cassette tapes: (separate bag)
        ____     Padre Miguel (side A) and Beth Carvalho (side B),
        ____     Milton Nascimento (side A) and Jorge Ben Jor (side B),
        ____     Concierto de Natal,
        ____     Tropical Rain Forest.

____ The Music of Brazil. The Rough Guide
     Brazilian music CD featuring a compilation of typical Brazilian music featuring a wide variety of genres and
     musical artists. For an accompanying handout on these sacred and secular music traditions, keyed to tracks
     on this CD, consult the Music Section of the Teacher’s Guide.

____ Carlos Malta and Pife Muderno (Music CD)

____ Agenda Viva Musica !
     Brochure for opera

____ Groove Attack Live Tour 2004

____    Maculele.
        A square membrane on a handle with two swinging strikers, used in samba bands. Afro-Brazilian. (1 of
        the strikers is out)

____    Reco Reco.
        Musical instrument consisting of a length of bamboo with notches cut across it and over which a wand is
        rubbed to produce the sound. Called a guiro elsewhere in Latin America. Afro-Brazilian.

____    Agogó.
        Afro-Brazilian "cowbells" from Northeast Brazil. Two metal bell shapes joined in a "U", struck with a
        metal or wooden stick.

____    Ganza.
        Two metal cylinders joined together to make a kind of rattle, used in samba music. Afro-Brazilian.

____    Cuica or friction drum. Kept separate from Music bag.
        Cotton soaked in alcohol is rubbed up and down on the rod inside the drum while pressing the button on
        top to change the tone (or a tissue moistened with water will serve). It accompanies samba music. In
        Venezuela it is called a FORROCO. Samba instruments reflect Brazil's African heritage.

____    Bag of cotton to play the cuica.

____    Apito.
        A samba whistle, generally made from hardwood.

For a brief article on the importance of soccer in Brazil, see the Curriculum Guide.
____    T-shirt
        2002 FIFA World Cup, Korea-Japan, “Brasil-Penta Brasil.” Soccer Jersey for the Brazilian National
        Team’s 5th World Cup Title in 2002.

____    Half-Bandana-Brasilian flag print
        Brazilian national flag printed half-bandana, often worn by fans during the World Cup and international

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        sporting events as an expression of national pride and colors.

____    Peteca.
        Used in a game like badminton except that a net is not used. It is played by 2 or more persons and is
        popular at the beach.

____    Veja
        “É PENTA!” Along with colorful photos of Brazil’s fifth World Cup Championship, this edition
        offers stories, statistics, and information about Brazil’s 2002 team and the players that made history.

____ Gilberto Gil CD.
     A Cd from one of Brazil’s famous musicians, released during the 1998 World Cup season by O Globo, a
     Brazilian newspaper. The lyrics to the song, Balé de Bola, are written on the back in Portuguese and
     commemorate the importance of soccer to Brazilians.

____ Photographs of Brazil
     Black and white photographs take by Roy C. Craven Jr. that were taken in the 1970s and donated to the
     Centre for Latin American Studies. They can be used for inspiring students to write stories or essays, learning
     about different towns or cities, or comparing these historical photographs with photographs of the same
     places taken today.

____ Red Bandana.

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