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GENERATOR THEME

Brazilian intangible heritage*: 
Living Traditions and Cultures

This year, the Clube dos Brasileirinhos embarks on a trip through Brazilian Intangible Heritage with the main objective of promoting knowledge and appreciation of Brazilian culture among students, strengthening their identity and connection with their family's country of origin. Through an interdisciplinary and playful approach, students will be encouraged to explore and understand the various manifestations of Brazilian intangible heritage, such as popular festivals, dances, music, cuisine, legends and traditions.

Throughout the year we will cover different aspects of our heritage. 

In the first term, we look at the ways of doing things, which are considered Brazilian intangible heritage. We will present and research a large selection of objects made using traditional techniques passed down between generations such as the Zabelê hat, clay pots from Espírito Santo, viola de Cocho, Karajá dolls. There will also be ample opportunity to explore numerous elements of cuisine  such as the traditional ways of making Minas cheese, acarajé, roll cake among many others. 

In the second stage of this project we will explore expressions that are linked to movement, dance and much more. Capoeira is recognized as the Brazilian intangible heritage with the greatest expression and worldwide recognition, and therefore a great vector of our culture and language. Other expressions will also be explored such as Frevo, Maracatu, traditional Cirandas as well as parties and festivals such as Carnival, Bumba meu Boi culminating in our famous Festa Junina!

This theme is an invitation for all families to get involved in the proposed activities, demonstrating interest in the suggested research, in the stories shared, in the proposed meetings, and thus, together we will build a welcoming community for our little Brazilians to learn, practice and live their lives. Portuguese language with lots of color, music, fun and above all with everyone's participation!

We count on you on this beautiful journey!

Clube dos Brasileirinhos team

*The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) defines as intangible heritage "the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge and techniques - with the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural places associated with them - that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals, recognize it as an integral part of their cultural heritage." 
 

Autumn Quarter - September to December 2023

In the first quarter, we will focus on the ways of doing things, which are considered Brazilian intangible heritage.

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Spring Quarter – January to April 2024

This quarter, we will provide our students with an immersion ins diverse manifestations of Brazilian intangible heritage, such as popular festivals, dances, music, cuisine, legends and traditions. This quarter we will also have our wonderful Carnival party. 

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Summer Quarter - April to July 2024

To complete this trajectory, our students will explore expressions that are linked to movement, dance and much more, concluding the year with our long-awaited Festa Junina.

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GENERATOR THEME

Welcome to another year of fascinating discoveries at Clube do Brasileirinhos.  Over the next academic quarters, our students will experience and learn the Portuguese language inspired by Brazilian personalities. This year, we will present a selection of true stars from our country, creating a bank of cultural references for our students. 

We recognize that the richness of our history is materialized in the figures of various characters from sport, art, music, politics, among others. We will maintain the focus on personalities who stood out in Brazil and were recognized worldwide. 

The first quarter will be dedicated to personalities from the world of sports. Taking advantage of the World Cup year, we will revive our historical patriotism through names from the history of Brazilian football. We will use true symbols,  full of meanings,  for the Brazilian who saw Pelé play, or for the one who heard about so many other national idols, such as Zico and Sócrates. We cannot fail to include current Brazilian football stars, such as Marta, Cassimiro and Hulk, further increasing the interest and participation of our entire community in this unmissable opportunity. 

Based on this generating theme, in the following terms, we will address representatives of literature, such as Clarice Lispector and Ruth Rocha, Machado de Assis and Ziraldo. This is one of the strategies adopted by the Club to encourage and celebrate the pleasure of reading in the Portuguese language. By knowing the history and quality of Brazilian literature, we will increase the repertoire of our young readers. Projects such as storytelling and weekly readings, for example, aim to enrich our students' vocabulary and build their heritage identity.

We will also have  the opportunity to explore a range of visual artists and musicians. Famous personalities such as Anita Malfatti and Carmem Miranda, Alfredo Volpi and Adoniran Barbosa, with the aim of resuming the importance of immigration in the formation of Brazilian identity. 

It's a true hall of fame. A range of talents that helped project Brazil onto an international stage, inspiring other people around the world. Come with us to celebrate and recognize these giants of our history. 

Autumn Quarter – September to December 2022

Brazilian Personalities - Sports 

This quarter, Clube dos Brasileirinhos will offer its students a journey through the history and influence of the World Cup in Brazil

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Spring Quarter – January to April 2023

Brazilian Personalities - literature 

This quarter, we will provide our students with an immersion in our rich literature.

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Summer Quarter - April to July 2023

Brazilian personalities: artists and musicians

To conclude this journey, our students will get to know a little about so many artists and musicians who contribute to Brazilian culture.

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GENERATOR THEME

This year the Clube dos Brasileirinhos will explore the different peoples that contributed to the constitution of our identity. According to anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro, Brazil is one of the most mixed-race countries in the world. With more than 300 indigenous peoples (FUNAI) and 54% of the population currently black (IBGE), the Brazilian is the result of many influences that enrich our culture. 

The learning path for this topic is organized through the sub-themes Pre-Colonial Brazil- Legacy of the native peoples, Colonial Brazil- Legacy of African peoples, concluding with Multicultural Brazil- Legacy of immigrants, worked on every quarter.

Each of these sub-themes, with its complex load of meanings, promotes a journey through the particularities of each corner of our country. Investigating elements of our language as well as art, music, cuisine among many other aspects that go back to our origins. 

On this journey, our Brazilians will participate in classroom projects that translate specific and appropriate approaches to teaching Portuguese as a heritage language for each age group. Classroom teams organize projects that are relevant and engaging to their groups. 

In each quarter, their projects culminate in individual work, where students record their learning and translate their new knowledge into a piece of cotton. Symbolically, in each trimester, the child produces a piece of a whole. 

The patches will be aggregated first in a living room quilt, and later in a collective installation, where everyone will be able to contemplate the scale of Brazilian cultural diversity and how we fit into it. 

It will be a great opportunity to learn more about our origins, talk about our ancestors and celebrate the great diversity that our miscegenation has given us.

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Autumn Quarter - September to December 2021

Pre-Colonial Brazil - Legacy of the original peoples

This quarter, the Clube dos Brasileirinhos offered its students a journey through indigenous culture

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Spring Quarter – January to April 2022

Colonial Brazil - Legacy of African peoples

This quarter, we will provide our students with an immersion in our rich Afro-Brazilian culture.

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Summer Quarter - April to July 2022

Multicultural Brazil - Legacy of immigrants

To complete this journey, our students will get to know a little about so many people that make up the Brazilian people 

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