Lesson Plan

Water, Water Everywhere

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Grade Level:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Civic Engagement, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Law, Geography, Government, Hydrology, Language Arts, Law, Planning/Development, Public Policy, Reading, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Social Studies, Wilderness
Duration:
3-5 class periods
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
computer lab
National/State Standards:
Social Studies: 9-12th grade 1.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Reading/Writing: 9-12th grade 1.1, 1.2
Science: 9-12th grade 3.5, 3.6

Overview

Students will participate in a decision-making exercise that emphasizes team work, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students will research water resource issues and existing water policies, working in teams to present a variety of perspectives on a specific water issue.

Objective(s)

Students will participate in a decision-making exercise that emphasizes team work, problem solving, and critical thinking. Students will research water resource issues and existing water policies, working in teams to present a variety of perspectives on a specific water issue.

Materials

Computer(s) with Internet access, pen/pencils, paper, List of Issues (.pdf), Scenarios (.pdf), Perspectives (.pdf), Research (.pdf)

Procedure