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“Water is Life” Global Water Awareness Mini-Unit

Lesson Description:
Unit consists of six water lessons for students to gain awareness on global water issues:
  • 2.1 Supporting Materials: “A Drop in the Bucket” lesson plan
  • 2.2 Supporting Materials: Global water awareness fact sheet
  • 2.3 Supporting Activity: Global water awareness “vocabulary safari search”
  • 2.4 Supporting Materials: Global water awareness “vocabulary safari search” key
  • 2.5 Supporting Activity: “Water is Life” website search activity
  • 2.6 Supporting Activity: “Hot Water” game instructions

Website: http://static.water.org/docs/curriculums/WaterOrg%20ElemCurric2.pdf
Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
Varies
Standards Addressed:
Geography Grades K-5:
  • NSS-G.K-12.3: Physical Systems -Understand the physical processes that shape the patterns of earth’s surface/understand the characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on earth’s surface.
  • NSS-G.K-12.4: Human Systems - Understand the characteristics, distribution, and migration of human populations on earth’s surface/ understand the characteristics, distribution, and complexity of earth’s cultural mosaics/ understand the patterns and networks of economic interdependence on earth’s surface/understand the processes, patterns, and functions of human settlement/ understand how the forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of earth’s surface.
  • NSS-G.K-12.5: Environment and Society - Understand how human actions modify the physical environment/ understand how physical systems affect human systems/ understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
  • NSS-G.K-12.6: Uses of Geography - Understand how to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future.

Science Grades K-5:
  • NS.K-4.3: Life Science - Organisms and Environment
  • NS.K-4.4: Earth and Space Science - Properties of Earth Materials
  • NS.K-4.6: Personal and Social Perspectives - Types of resources/ changes in environments

School or Group:
Water.org
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service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Located in: Social Studies

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