Home / Lesson Plans / River of Gold – Curriculum Guide (Peru)


Please enter your email address in the form above. A new window or tab will open to confirm your subscription to our newsletter. Your download will begin immediately. Please look in your download folder. You will also receive an email with the direct link to your download. First-time subscribers will also receive an email with a link to complete their subscription. We do not share your email address with third parties.


The documentary chronicles the clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle. The film follows the journey of two war journalists and their guide. The three men bear witness to the wide-scale destruction and poisoning of the Amazon in the pursuit of illegally mined gold and the destruction that has consequences on a global scale. River of Gold reaffirms the right of the rainforest to exist, inspiring audiences to think about where their gold comes from and engage in solutions to protect the Amazon.


Spanish Edition
Portuguese Edition

Lesson 1:  The Hydrological Cycle (Geography, Environmental Science, Biology)
Lesson 2: Introduction to the Amazon Region (Geography, Environmental Science)
Lesson 3: Rainforest Ecology (Biology, Environmental Science)
Lesson 4: The Biodiversity of the Amazon Region (Biology, Environmental Science, Geography)
Lesson 5: Indigenous Amazonia (Geography, Anthropology, World History)
Lesson 6: Satellite Technology and the Rainforest (Biology, Environmental Science, Computer Science)
Lesson 7: Extractive Industries and Environmental Costs (Environmental Science, Economics, English Language Arts)
Lesson 8: Faces of Activism (Environmental Science, Social Studies)
Lesson 9: Smartphone Photojournalism (Photography, Social Studies)
Lesson 10: The Market for Gold (Economics, Social Studies)
Lesson 11: Next Steps: What Can We Do? (Economics, Social Studies, Community Service Learning)


River of Gold - Curriculum Guide (Peru)