DAY 1: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro hosted this year's Olympic Summer Games. Rio is a huge seaside city in Brazil, famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, 38m Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mt. Corcovado and Sugarloaf, a granite monolith with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). Its raucous Carnival festival, featuring parade floats, flamboyant costumes and samba, is considered the world’s largest. This week we will be visiting Rio, discovering more about this fascinating city.
DAY 2: Rio Olympics
It takes a great deal of planning and work to host the Olympic games. In fact, Rio has been building and building for several years now getting ready to host the world. Most of the buildings are used by the host country after the games are over, but some are "dismantled" with the materials used to build other needed things. This is called "nomadic architecture." The word "nomad" means to move around. Let's take a look at a few of these remarkable sports venues.
Brazil is surrounded by the rain forest! Look at this creative Rio 2016 Olympic trailer and see a few of the rain forest animals!