photopack illustrates the lives & environment
of some of the Caboclo people who live in Amazonia.
The Caboclo people are descended from the offspring
of European, African & Amerindian mixed marriages.
They live on the riverbanks of the Amazon &
its tributaries & farm clearings made in the
forest. Since the forest
is impenetrable their only means of communications
is by the waterways. Their agriculture seems to
on an African model with manioc as the staple
crop, supplemented by a farm of mixed vegetables,
coffee, chicken, sheep & pigs. Their houses
are versions of indigenous tribal long houses
built on stilts above
the flood level of the river. The photopack is
designed to answer Geography QCA questions. Additionally
support learning in a creative cross curricular
curriculum & in a themed learning approach.
Many skills can be
developed particularly of observation, discussion,