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Life in My Tribe - A Coded Message

  • Biodôme
Students decode a message sent by Mico, a young Amazonian girl
Photo: Biodôme de Montréal
Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem

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Description of the activity

Students decode a message sent by Mico, a young Amazonian girl. There is a corrected version and questions to verify their understanding of the message, for teachers.

Equipment needed by the student

  • Copies of activity sheets
  • Crayons

Equipment necessary for the teacher

  • Printer


Make enough copies of activity sheets, one for each child.

Refresher course

  • Ask students to compare their lifestyles with those of children in an Amazonian tribe. What differences and similarities do they see?
  • Ask students to read one of the Amazonian legends in the Life in My Tribe activity to set the mood.
  • See if they can remember a few words from the Arawete language. They may come in handy when you visit the Biodôme.

Category of activity

  • Preparatory activity

Sub-category of activity

  • Class activity

Grade level

  • Elementary cycle two

Number of students per group

Individual activity


15 minutes

Activity Sheets

Life in My Tribe - A Coded Message[PDF - 60.41 KB - 1 page]

Schedules for teachers

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