Environment: Sustaining Our World (6-8)

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Global
Focus Question 

What can we do to promote responsible use of all resources? 

 

Photo Credit:  Repetition by Alessandro Baffa is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

This lesson raises the learners’ awareness of water quality, water treatment, and responsible management of water resources around the world. The learners’ experiment with a natural water filtration process. They write a safe water pledge and may choose to sign it indicating action they will personally take to assure sustainable, safe water. They write persuasive pieces to share their knowledge of issues around safe drinking water.

Service Experience 
 Students will write and may choose to sign a personal safe water pledge. Students may communicate their advocacy for water sustainability to others through social media, posters, artistic expression, or other method. They may start a campaign to promote the drinking of tap water in reusable bottles rather than drinking from disposable water bottles. Youth may spread the word through posters and other advertisements, or they may try to ban disposable water bottles for sale at their school.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Environment: Sustaining Our World (6-8)
Lesson 1 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

This lesson raises the learners’ awareness of water quality, water treatment, and responsible management of water resources around the world. Learners explore the issue of safe water accessibility and discuss responsibilities of a global citizen to assure all people have safe drinking water.

Unit: 
Environment: Sustaining Our World (6-8)
Lesson 3 of 3
Grades: 
6
7
8

The students will write a "Safe Water" pledge and may choose to sign it indicating action they will personally take to assure sustainable, safe water. They will create persuasive products to share their knowledge of issues around safe drinking water.

Photo Credit: Flint River by Sarah Razak is licensed under CC BY 2.0