Water Resources and the Role of the Independent Sector

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Science
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

How do business, government, nonprofits, and individuals respond differently to a need, such as water protection? 

 

Photo Credit:  Water Fall by Jeff Power is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students study water conservation issues to understand the role government, business, nonprofit, and family sectors play in preserving our water resources. 

Service Experience 
Students will prepare water conservation posters to hang in their community and school. They will also launch a campaign to conserve water in their homes. The students will select a water conservation organization, contact that organization, and determine the type of aid they can give to the organization. Students will also develop a home action plan to conserve water and enhance water quality.
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