This primary resource introduces children to the Awá tribe of Brazil and their traditional way of life. Find out about of the world’s most endangered tribe. Where do the Awá tribe live? What do they eat? How many Awá people are there today?

Pupils will learn about the fascinating culture of the Amazon’s Awá tribe in this National Geographic Kids geography primary resource – from building their homes and hunting for food, to their language, family life and hobbies. They will also learn about the threats the Awá people face, and how they have become the most endangered tribe in the world.

The teaching resource can be used for pupils to compare and contrast the Awa’s way of life with their own, as well for study group tasks about the importance of environmental conservation for both people and wildlife. The resource can be used as a printed handout for each pupil to review and annotate, or for display on the interactive whiteboard to share the information and photographs for class discussion.

Activity: Ask pupils to use the information in our primary resource and their imagination to write an account entitled ‘A day in the Life of the Awá Tribe’. They could start by introducing themselves – what is there name and why? They could then describe their home and who they live with, and write about the activities they do, the food they eat and the animals they interactive with.

N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email:


This Geography primary resource assists with teaching the following Geography objectives from the National Curriculum:

  • Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.


National Curriculum Key Stage 1 Geography objective:

  • Pupils should be taught to: use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to: key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop


National Curriculum Key Stage 2 Geography objective:  

  • Pupils should be taught to: describe and understand key aspects of: human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water


This Geography primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can consider the advantages and disadvantages of a proposed land use development and discuss the impact this may have on the community.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Third level Social Studies objective:

  • By comparing settlement and economic activity in two contrasting landscapes, I can reach conclusions about how landscapes influence human activity. I can explain my findings clearly to others. 
  • I can use a range of maps and geographical information systems to gather, interpret and present conclusions and can locate a range of features within Scotland, UK, Europe and the wider world. 
  • I can investigate the climate, physical features and living things of a natural environment different from my own and explain their interrelationship.
  • I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact.


Scottish Curriculum for Excellence Fourth level Social Studies objective:

  • I can develop my understanding of the interaction between humans and the environment by describing and assessing the impact of human activity on an area.

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