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Water Wars: Responsibility in the Age of Globalization

Lesson Description:

  • Students will review/learn the basic vocabulary required to discuss some of the causes of water scarcity, as well as some of the possible solutions.
  • Students will use the issue of water to delve into a discussion of corporations, government, individual consumers, and responsibility in the era of globalization.
  • Students will be asked to consider their own motivations and participation in consumerism.

A full outline of the lesson plan and activities are found at this link:

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Group Work

Sustainability Topic:
  • Water

GEF Program Category:
  • Sustainable Water Challenge

Time Needed:
1-2 classes (depending on what activities are chosen)
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Located in: Social Studies | Health

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