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Global Water Innovations

Authored by EcoRise and Representaciones e Inteligencia Sustentable

110 minutes
Two 55-minute class periods
Primary subjects: 
Civics and Government, Mathematics, Science
Grade: 
9, 10
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In this lesson, students explore global water-related issues and innovations that have been designed to alleviate those issues. They are empowered through discussions, activities, presentations, and community outreach ideas to seek to understand other cultures and points of view and to acknowledge the need and capacity for all humans to use their imaginations to offer solutions to pressing environmental problems. In addition, students gain a sense of their own capacity to become leaders via their efforts to create healthy and sustainable communities and bring about human progress.

Key objectives for students
Analyze how an unequal distribution of freshwater resources impacts the global population.
Compare water availability and water-quality conditions in developed and developing nations.
Identify several key global issues related to water resources.
Analyze the impact of water-conservation designs on local, regional, and global communities.
Examine human rights issues related to water resources.
Secondary subjects
Arts, Biology, Career Technical Education (CTE), Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Education, Physics
Topics
freshwater resources, scarcity, sanitation, population, Developed nation, Developing nation, industrialized nation, water distribution, Empowerment, Economy, hygiene, sustainability, Conservation, Innovation, purification, Filtration, gray water, wastewater, irrigation, reclaimed water, water scarcity, water shortage, water quality, human population, resource management, resource distribution, food security, water access, water availability, Human Rights, WaterSense, rainwater collection, water design innovation, global water challenges, green technology
Skills
Creative problem solving, Critical Thinking, Systems thinking
Values
Empathy, Optimism
Methods
Design Thinking, Multi-Disciplinary
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