Venezuela
Photos [downloadable for reports]
Maps & Flag [downloadable for reports]
Links
The Land
  • Capybara Facts (Smithsonian National Zoological Park) Fun facts about the world’s largest rodent
  • Eco Explorer: Venezuela’s Lost World (Nature) Discover the strange and beautiful world of Venezuela’s tepuis
  • Venezuela (CIA World Factbook) Find up-to-date population figures and other statistics.
  • Venezuela: Overview (Globalforestwatch.org) An overview of the state of Venezuela’s forests, especially in the Orinoco Delta region
  • Venezuela Tuya (Venezuela Yours): Enjoy Venezuela (venezuelatuya.com) View beautiful pictures of Venezuela’s many cities and regions
  • Weather (CNN) Get the current weather conditions for Caracas and other cities in Venezuela.
History and Government
  • Venezuela: A Nation on Edge (PBS Online) Frontline examines Venezuela’s recent history, including the Chavez controversy, the oil industry, relations with the United States, and the question of media bias.
  • History of Venezuela (venezuelatuya.com) A brief history of Venezuela, including the independence movement
  • Profile: Hugo Chavez (BBC News) An overview of Hugo Chavez, and the controversy surrounding his presidency
  • Venezuela—The Epic of Independence (Country Studies) History of Venezuela’s independence
The People
  • A Marriage of Medicines (Pan American Health Organization) Learn how modern and traditional medicine practices are used in harmony in Venezuela’s Amazon region
  • Native American Indian Cultures: Waroa Indians (indiancultures.com) A brief overview of the Warao Indians, includes pictures
  • Orinoco Online This site is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Venezuela’s Amazon cultures. Learn the history of 12 different ethnic groups, view maps of where they live, and learn about the objects they make and their significance, and more.
Cultural Life
The Economy
For More Information
Teacher Resources
  • Flags of Latin America (DiscoverySchool.com) Lesson plan (grades 6–8)
  • The Way to Venezuela (New York Times Teacher Connections)
    Lesson plan on basics of Venezuela to help students create early chapter of own guidebook to the country (grades 6–12)
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