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Earth’s Freshwater Source: National Geographic Seven-Unit Curriculum that explores the importance of water with vivid visuals, maps, and case studies. See especially Chapter 6, “Water and Human Communities.” Grade Level: upper elementary Subject Area: science, social studies

Exploring Downstream: Water Resources Source: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Lesson Plan with multiple learning activities   that uses videos to explore “water wars” between Kenya and Ethiopia, effects of climate change in South Asia, and desertification in China. Extension exercises for math, action, and research. Grade Level: high school Subject Area: Social studies, science, geography, environmental studies

World Water Day Source: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Lesson Plan with multiple learning activities that uses World Water Day videos to discuss the growing global crisis in access to water. Offers research and action ideas Grade Level: high school Subject Area: Social studies, science, geography

Global Water Supply Kindergarten – Elementary    Middle school    High school Source: Water.org Multiple lessons that address personal and global issues related to water. Also offers videos of Water.Org’s work  here . Grade Level: Preschool – high school Subject Area: environment, science

Human Rights and Sanitation Source: Water-Aid Curriculum with 7 lessons that differentiates between needs and wants and relates human needs to human rights. Links sanitation and water to basic needs. Developed in UK but easily adaptable. Grade Level: middle – high school Subject Area: social studies, science

Pressing Human Rights Issues in Africa Source: HRE USA Students will be introduced to several pressing human rights issues that are occurring in countries in Africa, and then work in groups to research and create a report on possible ways to improve the human rights situation and present their plan of action to their peers. This lesson is intended to be a follow-up after an introductory lesson on human rights has already taken place. Grade Level : high school Subject Area : social studies

Rights to a Clean Environment Toolkit Source: Advocates for Human Rights A multi-faceted educational tools with background information, lesson plans, action opportunities, and resources that analyze the right to a clean environment in the United States. Includes K-2 lesson on the Right to Water. Grade Level : K-12 Subject Area : social studies, current events

A Rights to Safe, Clean Water for Everyone? Source: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Lesson Plan with multiple learning activities that explore different attitudes toward water as a human right, inviting evaluation of sources and research on global and local water issues. Grade Level: high school Subject Area: Social studies, science, geography

Walking for Water Source: Development a Global Perspective for Educators Lesson plan that incorporates the world water crisis into middle school math curriculum. Examines the accessibility of water in distance and in time and asks students to computer with their walking speed. Reviews the relationship between time, distance, and speed and conversion of units. Grade Level: middle school Subject Area: social studies, environmental studies, math

Water and Environment Source: Teach UNICEF Multiple grade-appropriate lessons focus on water and sanitation as a human necessity and the effects of lack of water on children around the world. Grade Level: pre-K – high school Subject Area: social studies

The Water Crisis: Lesson Plans for All Graces Source: The Water Project See especially the lesson “Dirty Water – So What?” which explores the potential impact of dirty water on hunger, poverty, education, and health. Grade Level: middle – high school Subject Area: social studies, geography, science

Water for All Workshop Source: Grassroots International Two-hour workshop module that examines the roots of the global water crisis and brainstorms what individuals and communities can to do defend their right to water. Grade Level: high school – adult Subject Area: social studies, environmental studies

Water on First Nation Reservation Source: Development a Global Perspective for Educators Using a Manitoba First Nations community news story, considers running water and sanitation as a human rights issue. Easily adapted to US context. Grade Level: middle school Subject Area: social studies, environmental studies, language arts

Water.Org Source: Water.Org Multiple lessons at every level regarding the global water crisis. Grade Level: elementary-high school Subject Area: social studies, science, environmental studies

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Welcome, teachers!

We’re thankful for educators like you who have stumbled upon these lesson plans, whether you’re passionate about water or just seeking to supplement your current syllabus. Either way, we’re so happy you’re here.

The water crisis involves a lot of learning. For those of us whose water comes from a tap on demand, it’s hard to imagine life without it. So many people come to the issue thinking life without a reliable water source is just really inconvenient. It’s much more than that, and our lesson plans have practical ways of showing students why.

Our teacher's guide can be used as a whole or as individual lesson plans across various 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 solutions to solve it for people in need.

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Whether you're teaching international issues, social studies, earth sciences, or writing, you'll find our guides helpful in helping your students explore the most foundational issue facing humans 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.

Lesson Examples

  • "Water, Water Anywhere" illustrates water abundance versus physical and economic scarcity. Students move through three stations where they must fill a water bottle, using different rules at each station.
  • "Dirty Water... So What?" uses a jigsaw approach. Students teach each other about four potential effects of water scarcity: poor health, increased hunger, perpetual poverty, and stunted education.
  • "Handwashing Hang-Ups" explores the challenges of keeping hands clean and preventing diseases without running water. An optional supplementary section introduces students to an innovative, low-cost handwashing solution called a tippy tap before having them get creative in their own solution-making.

Get Involved

When teachers introduce these problems, students are often motivated to help.

  • One great way for kids to start is through The Water Challenge , which raises awareness and funds for the water crisis (without actually requiring anyone to spend any money out-of-pocket)!
  • Or, start a class fundraising page that students can share through social media.

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Brief Description

Students compare their water use with water use in other places around the world. Printable work sheet included.

Students

  • estimate/calculate their use of water (in gallons) on a weekly basis.
  • create a graph comparing their water use with that of people in other countries.
  • think critically about the availability of clean water in different countries around the world.

Keywords

water, conservation

  • Water Use Around the World work sheet
  • index cards
  • computer access (optional)

Lesson Plan

The availability of clean water is something that most of our students take for granted. This lesson will explore the availability of clean water throughout the world.

Before the Lesson Use the Per Capita Water Consumption in Selected Countries table (scroll down to page 2) as a source of information.

  • Count out index cards equal to the number of students in your class.

The Lesson Begin the lesson by asking students to identify the ways in which they use water at home. Make a list of ideas that students share. The ideas students share might include using water to drink, for cooking, for taking showers, for filling an aquarium, for watering gardens

Ask students to study the chart and to identify the most common uses. You might have students work with a partner or in small groups to identify the ten most common uses on the chart. When the groups have completed that task, determine which uses most groups had on their lists.

Provide students with a list of the most common uses of water and the typical number of gallons used for each use. You might write the list on a board or chart

Washing face or hands: 1 gallon Taking a shower (standard shower head): 50 gallons Taking a shower (low-flow shower head): 25 gallons Taking a bath: 40 gallons gallons Brushing teeth (water running): 2 gallons Brushing teeth (water turned off): gallon Flushing the toilet (standard-flow toilet): 5 gallons Flushing the toilet (low-flow toilet): 1-1/2 gallons Getting a drink: gallon Washing dishes by hand: 10 gallons Running a dishwasher: 15 gallons Doing a load of laundry: 30 gallons Watering lawn: 300 gallons Washing car: 50 gallons
If you have access to a computer(s) in the classroom, you might have students use the Water Consumption Calculator ( alternate calculator ) to get a rough idea of the number of gallons of water they use each week, month, and year.

Provide each student with one of the index cards you created. Each student will represent the country named on the card he or she holds. Display a world map and have each student locate the country.

  • If you are using a wall map, have students write the number of gallons of water each person uses each day on a "sticky note." The student can stick the sticky note on the map.

Look at the world map. Talk about the disparity in water use from country to country.

  • In which countries do people use the most water?
  • In which countries do people use the least water?

Independent Activity Provide each student with a copy of the Water Use Around the World work sheet. Students will study the graph and answer the questions on the work sheet.

ANSWERS See answers to this work sheet in the assessment section below.

Follow-Up Activities

Discuss the difficulties people face in countries where water use is less than where you live.

Have students create a graph showing the water use per year in a handful of countries. Students might gather in groups and use their index card information as their graph data source. You might provide a bar graph template or, if students have computer access, they might use the free online Create a Graph tool to create their graphs. One bar on each student's graph might represent his/her own personal water-use estimate.

Use jellybeans or cottonballs in this activity that simulates global water use: It's a Small World

Assessment

Answers to student work sheet: 1. United States; 2. Malta; 3. 112,000 gallons; 4. less; 5. 215,000 gallons; 6. Belgium, 99 gallons.

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Lesson Plan - "Water Is Life"

About the article.

Learning Objective

Students will learn about the water crisis on the Navajo Nation by reading an article, watching videos, analyzing a map, and choosing a way to extend their learning.

Curriculum Connections

• Navajo Nation

• Indigenous Peoples

• Discrimination

• Water and Infrastructure

• The Environment

• Conservation

Social Studies:

• Examine the influence of natural resources on human populations

• Analyze the causes and consequences of events and developments

English Language Arts:

• Integrate information presented in multiple formats

• Identify problems and solutions

• Write a letter

Key CCSS Standards

RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.2, RH.6-8.4, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.1, WHST.6-8.4, WHST.6-8.9, RI.6-8.1, RI.6-8.2, RI.6-8.4, RI.6-8.7, W.6-8.1, W.6-8.4, W.6-8.9, SL.6-8.1, SL.6-8.6

Essential Questions

  • Why do millions of Americans lack running water?
  • How have Indigenous communities faced discrimination?
  • How can people work together to solve problems?

1. Preparing to Read

Build Background Knowledge

Provide these questions for students to think about as they watch the video “Improving Water Access for Navajo Families”: How do you feel about the fact that about 2 million Americans don’t have clean running water? How is DigDeep’s Navajo Water Project helping people on the Navajo reservation? What questions do you have? Discuss students’ responses.

Preview Vocabulary

Use Words to Know to preteach the domain-specific terms reservation , constitution , Indigenous , federal , Congress , pandemic , nonprofit , infrastructure , legislator , discrimination , sanitation , and contaminate . Have students refer to the Skill Builder as they read.

2. Reading and Discussing

Read the Article

Read the article aloud or have students read it independently. As students read, direct them to highlight or write a P next to details that show how not having access to water is a problem.

Answer Close-Reading Questions

Have students write their responses or use the Close-Reading Questions to guide a discussion.

• How does a lack of running water affect many Navajo people? (Key Details) The estimated 37,000 Navajo people who lack running water frequently have to spend a lot of time and money driving long distances to collect it. They have to use water carefully, rationing it for washing, cooking, and drinking. Additionally, some people end up using water from springs or ponds that could be contaminated, which puts their health at risk.

• What does Emma Robbins mean when she says “Water is life”? What helped give her that perspective? (Making Meaning) Robbins means that water is an essential part of everyday life. People literally cannot live without it. She says that she’s seen injustice firsthand in how her grandparents didn’t have indoor plumbing on the Navajo reservation. Now Robbins is trying to improve lives as the director of the Navajo Water Project.

• Summarize the sidebar “Understanding the U.S. Water Gap.” (Summarizing) A lack of access to water is a problem in every state, and more than 2 million Americans don’t have running water or basic indoor plumbing. The problem particularly affects rural and lower-income communities. Black and Latinx households are twice as likely to lack water access as white households, and Native American households are 19 times as likely. Congress is considering a bill that would spend about $35 billion a year to improve water infrastructure.

• Why is a lack of water access a problem on the Navajo reservation? How are people trying to solve it? (Problem and Solution) Indigenous communities have long faced discrimination, and the U.S. government excluded many tribal communities when it invested heavily in water systems 100 years ago. Much of the reservation is rugged and some parts of it don’t have many people. Some natural water sources on the reservation are contaminated from hundreds of uranium mines that operated there for decades. The Navajo Water Project is trying to help solve the problem by bringing running water to families. The group has given families huge underground water tanks connected to indoor sinks. The Navajo government, the Indian Health Service, and other groups are also increasing access by connecting more homes to existing water lines.

• How does the map “Where Water Is Needed” support the article? (Text Features) The map shows the location of the 110 chapters of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It also shows the level of access to running water in each of them. In some chapters, like the one where Emma Robbins’s grandparents lived, more than 200 homes don’t have running water.

• How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected the Navajo water crisis? (Cause and Effect) During the pandemic, many Navajo people have had to continue gathering in public places to get water and have had challenges accessing enough water to wash their hands frequently. Also, the Navajo Water Project hasn’t been able to enter homes to install plumbing, so it has switched to distributing bottled water and installing smaller outdoor water systems. The Navajo Nation secured $5 million in federal relief money to install 59 temporary water access points and give out water storage containers. Families don’t have to travel as far to access water now, and many families will be able to get free water for up to two years.

3. Skill Building

Watch Another Video

Before students watch “U.S. Water Crisis Hot Spots,” prepare them to take notes about each of the six hot spots by setting up a piece of paper with space to record the location and details about the problem in each place. After watching, discuss: What are some of the main reasons people lack access to clean water in the U.S.? How might people be able to help?

Analyze a Map

Assign Map Reading: Where Water Is Needed to have students answer 10 questions about a version of the map that appears on page 11.

Write for a Task, Purpose, and Audience

Use the Choice Board Skill Builder to have students choose from eight activities. Options include researching a water crisis hot spot, creating a PSA, and calculating their personal water footprint.

Assess Comprehension

Assign the 10-question Know the News quiz, available in PDF and interactive forms. You can also use Quiz Wizard to assess comprehension of this article and three others from the issue.

Differentiate and Customize

For Struggling Readers: Help students monitor their comprehension by asking them to jot down the central idea of each section as they read. After they finish the article, have them determine one overall central idea for the entire article.

For Advanced Readers: Have students read “The Code That Couldn’t Be Broken” about Navajo code talkers during World War II. (Search for the title at junior.scholastic.com .) Ask: How does the article help you understand how Indigenous communities have long faced discrimination in the U.S.? What would you say at a ceremony to honor the code talkers?

For Distance Learning: You can customize the Student Lesson Slide Deck for your students. To edit the Close-Reading Questions or other content, click “Slide” then “Edit master.” You can also change the order of the slides or add your own!

For Writers: Have students respond to the “Write About It!” prompt at the end of the article. Help students locate their members of Congress at congress.gov/members . Then review the parts of a letter or email, including the greeting and salutation. Guide students to support their ideas with evidence.

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"The Water Cycle"

AUTHOR : Vilia Natchez, Our Lady of the Snows School, Reno, Nevada

GRADE LEVEL : Appropriate for grades 2-4

OVERVIEW : The water cycle explains the sun heating the earth's surface water so that it evaporates. This vapor gathers in clouds which rise to the cold air. When those clouds become too heavy to float, they release their moisture as precipitation. The precipitation collects in lakes or oceans after siphoning through soil or running down rivers. It then evaporates and repeats the cycle once again.

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Students will be able to:

  • Explain how the water cycle recycles the earth's water supply.
  • Make use of the knowledge of landforms learned in social studies.
  • Form a hypothesis on how/why the water cycle works.
  • Use language arts skills of writing and drawing to explain how the cycle works.

RESOURCES/MATERIALS :

soil water small margarine bowl large, clear plastic container.or an old aquarium plastic wrap plastic trees, animals, boat, etc. are optional tape or large elastic band bag of ice (optional) heat lamp (optional)

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES :

  • Arrange the soil in the container to make mountains, plateaus, hills, etc., and a lake basin. Place the margarine bowl in the lake basin. Fill the bowl with water. The plastic toys may be added to appeal to the children's imaginations. Cover the container tightly with plastic wrap and secure it by means of tape or the band.
  • Discuss what is expected to happen in the container.
  • Depending on the amount of sun, the project may take 1- 3 days. In order to speed the process, a bag of ice may be placed on one end of the covered container, while a heat lamp is focused on the other.
  • Watch for condensation on the plastic "sky" of the container. When enough moisture collects, it will fall onto the landforms as precipitation.
  • Compare the hypothesis to actual results by discussion.
  • Encourage the students to draw the water cycle using arrows to show the flow.
  • Ask the students to write a paragraph explaining their picture. A word bank might be used if needed. Possible words for the bank are: condenses (cools), vapor, clouds, evaporate, precipitation (rain/snow), heavy, soil, oceans, lakes. Try to elicit these words from the students.

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5. Create a rap outlining the effects of pollution on marine life and encouraging others to stop polluting our seas and oceans.

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A Long Walk to Water is one of my favorite books to assign my kids in middle school because that is an age where I really try to expose my kids to lives different than their own. This short novel tells the true story of Salva Dut. His tale of escaping war in his Southern Sudan village, walking long distances, living in a refugee camp, and life in the United States are sure to hold everyone’s attention.

These ideas are the perfect addition to A Long Walk to Water lesson plans.

Typically, I assign this book around Thanksgiving. That is a time of year when we are focusing on things we are thankful for, but we often forget the things that seem so simple to us. However, this is a great book to read any time of the year. he subject matter provides important lessons year-round.

Family, food, clean water, and a safe place to lay our heads at night are not small things when you remember that we are fortunate to have these things.

A Long Walk to Water would also be a great choice for a language arts novel study, a social studies unit, or even read in book clubs.

A Long Walk to Water Lesson Plan Ideas Activities and Resources written under the cover of the book

Activities and Project Ideas

I love to combine hands-on activities with books whenever possible. It is a fun way to teach multiple subject areas at once. These activities and project ideas are a great addition to A Long Walk to Water lesson plans.

Locate the Countries On A Map

Many kids are not very familiar with the African countries of Sudan and Ethiopia. Help them locate the countries on a map or a globe. This helps them understand the magnitude of walking from Sudan to Ethiopia. The African continent is quite large!

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Water Pump Project

A portion of each chapter follows Nya’s story. She is an adolescent girl from South Sudan who travels to gather water for her family. Each day she spends the majority of her time walking to and from the water source. Eventually, her village receives a water pump. This is absolutely life-changing!

Learn more about water pumps with this water pump science project .

Take a Long Walk

The Lost Boys of Sudan walked for over 1,000 miles. That is an amazing feat! It can be really hard to imagine what that would feel like.

Challenge your kids to walk a set distance and imagine multiplying it to reach 1,000 miles. I asked my son to walk 2 miles. Then he imagined completing that walk 500 times . . . without guaranteed food . . . and without loving adult supervision.

This is one of my favorite activities to include in A Long Walk to Water lesson plans because it is quite sobering. It makes a big impact.

Discussion Questions

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

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  • Ages and grade: Ages 10 – 14 years and grades 5th – 9th. Publication date: 10/04/2011. Subject: People & places – Africa, historical – general, children…
  • Language: English. Format: Paperback. Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5″ x 0.4″.

Discussion questions are a great way to help students develop critical thinking skills. The author, Linda Sue Park, put together a free PDF full of fantastic A Long Walk to Water discussion questions to accompany the book. Who better to create discussion questions than the author?

This PDF file includes:

  • Pre-writing activities
  • Discussion questions
  • Post-reading activity
  • Curricular activities

I asked a few questions while my son was reading to check for comprehension. After he finishes the book we will have a snack and discuss the book. He is always willing to stay at the table and chat as long as there is food available.

Here are a few additional discussion questions for A Long Walk to Water.

  • What are a few character traits to describe Salva?
  • How would you summarize Salva’s story?
  • What was your opinion of the end of the book?

TedX Videos

There are two TedX videos that are a great part of A Long Walk to Water lesson plans.

I Kept Walking by Salva Dut

A Long Walk to Water focuses on the journey of Salva Dut, so I appreciated the opportunity to hear about the walk directly from him. He is truly inspiring.

My son knew this novel was a true story, but being able to see the main character and hear him describe his ordeal really made it much more concrete.

Can A Children’s Book Change the World? by Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of A Long Walk to Water. She helped bring Salva Dut’s story to children everywhere.

This TedX talk explains why children’s books are an important way to teach empathy and be the spark for real lasting change.

Additional Reading

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan by Mary Williams

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of the Sudan (Coretta Scott King Honor - Illustrator Honor Title)

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  • Hardcover Book
  • Mary Williams (Author)

Brothers in Hope is a picture book that tells about a young boy who becomes one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The 8-year-old is tending the cattle at his family home when war breaks out. He flees the country on foot with thousands of other young children.

Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time by Linda Sue Park

Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time

  • Park, Linda Sue (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

This picture book, Nya’s Long Walk, tells the tale of Nya, the young lady in A Long Walk to Water who travels a great distance every day to bring water to her family. This is a quick read.

I assigned this book to my son while he was reading A Long Walk to Water, but it would also be a great book to read to young children.

The Water Princess by Susan Verde

The Water Princess

  • Verde, Susan (Author)

This picture book tells the true story of Georgie Badiel, affectionately known as Princess Gie Gie. This young girl loves her home in Burkina Faso, but walking miles each day is a hardship. The water is so necessary, but so far away.

Additional Resources for A Long Walk to Water Lesson Plans

Water for South Sudan, the organization started by Salva, contains a ton of fantastic A Long Walk to Water lesson plans . You will find:

  • Google Earth map of Salva’s route
  • Engineering project idea
  • Teacher’s Guide

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