Watershed S.O.S. (Saving Our Sources) 6-8
Understanding the watershed and its potential threats engages students in critical thinking about their responsibility for direct action or advocacy. They may take action through the political process by contacting local governmental agencies (DNR, contact state or U.S. Representatives) or by writing letters to the editor of a local newspaper concerning protecting their watershed.
The purpose of the lesson is to learn about the uses of water, the water cycle, and to discuss the importance of water as a nonrenewable resource. A further purpose is to discuss why being good stewards of this resource is acting for the Common Good.
The purpose of the lesson is to educate learners about watersheds, ways in which water pollution occurs, and how important proper use of watersheds is to them. After understanding the importance of the watersheds, they will recognize that wise usage of their local watershed is an example of stewardship.
The purpose of the lesson is to teach the difference between myth and reality and that stewardship of the Earth’s resources is the responsibility of everyone. The learners will also use the information used in the watershed unit to write a letter supporting stewardship of water because it is a nonrenewable resource.