Lesson: Deanna LeBlanc_"Water" We Fighting For?

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Lesson Objective

Students explore issues of water scarcity and quality as a class while learning research and presentation techniques. They begin to form their own questions about local and/or worldwide water issues, and finally they conduct small group research to present to the class.

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Deborah Cunningham Posted 4 years ago:

This is a thoughtful and well-structured lesson that prompts students to investigate the significant global issue of water scarcity and quality. The “hook” allows students to see how a peer was able to take action and make a difference, making the study more relevant and meaningful. 

This is a strong example of how to model inquiry-based learning; through the various activities, students see how to generate research questions, gather and evaluate credible sources, and construct an authentic final product. It appears from the description that students will become familiar with a variety of water issues from around the world. To further explore how politics and power add to the complexity of water scarcity and quality, you might consider drawing from the documentary Blue Gold: World Water Wars http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/

" target="_blank" >http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/">http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/. 

Overall this lesson should lead to an engaging inquiry experience for your students and generate interest in a critical global topic.

--Primary Source staff


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