My Water, Your Water, Our Water
Focus Question: What does it mean to be a good steward of the earth?
The Great Lakes Basin provides a wealth of material to develop the five themes of geography and instill the virtues of philanthropy and environmental stewardship. Learners read and explore how waterways became polluted. They test water using the scientific method. They explore the interrelationships and responsibilities of all stakeholders: individuals, businesses, industry, government and nonprofits as stewards of the Great Lakes Basin and other waterways.
Learners explore individual and collective responsibility for maintaining the health of the Great Lakes Basin or local water resources.
Learners demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the importance of the Great Lakes, their respective ecosystems, and citizen responsibility to protect the waterways.
Learners will understand responsible citizenship needed to be committed to saving the Great Lakes ecosystems. Learners will participate in a service-learning activity, demonstrating commitment to saving the Great Lakes ecosystems.
Instructor Note: To assist in obtaining free and low cost water testing supplies contact: http://www.lakemichigan.org