We're excited to introduce our new, comprehensive Water Crisis Lesson Plans for teachers in elementary through high school.
This teacher's guide can be used as a whole or easily as individual lesson plans across a variety of core subjects.
You'll find interactive activities, worksheets, research ideas and resource lists for you and your students. Together you'll discover the water crisis and, most importantly, some of the solutions to solve it for people in need.
Whether you're teaching on international issues, social studies, earth sciences or writing, we think you'll find this guide a useful tool in helping your students explore the most foundational issue facing the developing world today.
We have organized the Teacher's Guide into four easy to use sections. You can preview each lesson below and then download the guide.
Students will explore issues including water scarcity, the effects of dirty and unsafe water, and the lack of proper sanitation and hygiene in a community. Using our website as a research tool, they'll be led to a deeper understanding of these issues. We've put the information you need right at your fingertips.
Students will learn about the different methods available to bring clean, safe water to a developing community. They will wrestle with the challenges of competing ideas and technical solutions. Then they'll work as a team to discover the best way forward in a particular setting.
We have found that when teachers introduce these problems and solutions, students are often quite self-motivated to get directly involved in real-world activities to help. The tools provided will spur their creativity and provide tools to take action.
“At first it made me really sad to see kids in Africa without water. I wanted to help the kids in Africa because I don't like it when kids suffer around the world and know they are all sad with thirst.”
- Lourdes, 6th grade