Clean Water and Quality of Life

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This lesson explores the importance of protecting sources of clean drinking water. Through a narrated slide show, Peace Corps volunteer Lauren Fry shares her story about building a springbox to protect a groundwater supply in Cameroon. Students will synthesize information from the slide show, examine additional photographs depicting water access issues in Africa, and discuss the connection between clean water and quality of life. After discussing Lauren's story, choose from the suggested math and science activities to extend students' learning.

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December 2013
The weblinks to the slideshow gives error messages. Please find the resources and upload the to SML because this looks like a great cross-curriculum lesson.
July 2013
Great resource for an integrated unit across contents. This is a starting place to support teachers with planning an integrated unit. It demonstrates the relevance for the specific skills and content.
April 2013
This is a lesson that can be used for cross curriculum. Great tool for those who teacher self-containted classes.