Cultural Diversity




Cultural diversity is the coexistence of different cultures with their own traditions, customs, values, and beliefs, enriching societies with a wide range of perspectives and experiences that contribute to social, economic, and cultural development. It promotes empathy, tolerance, and inclusion, stimulates innovation, strengthens cultural identity, and drives economic development, especially in tourism. To acquire cultural knowledge while traveling, it is effective to interact with locals, participate in cultural activities, explore cuisine, visit museums, learn the local language, and respect norms and customs. Traveling expands cultural horizons and promotes understanding and respect among different peoples.


Check out the video “Brazil Culture | Fun Facts About Brazil”:





• What are some special traditions or customs in your family?
• Do you know of any festivals or celebrations from another culture? Can you tell me about it?







The Bonecos de Olinda are giant papier-mâché dolls that parade during Carnival in Olinda, Pernambuco. They originated in the early 20th century, inspired by European festivals. They represent important figures of popular culture and are unique works of art, reflecting Brazilian culture with humor and celebration. During the Olinda Carnival, they enchant tourists, contributing to the festive atmosphere. Additionally, they are displayed at cultural events, museums, and exhibitions, promoting the cultural identity of the city. As UNESCO World Heritage, the Bonecos de Olinda are cultural icons that enrich local culture and attract tourists, boosting the economy and promoting Pernambuco’s culture.





Build a Boneco de Olinda using pieces from the LEGO® EDUCATION Simple and Powered Machines Technological Kit.

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Watch the video to see how the Boneco de Olinda works:



• Were you able to build your prototype?

• What was the easiest part of the construction? Why?