Teacher Bulletin | Volume 12

Appropriate for grades 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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Freedom of Water: A Service-Learning Unit

Students will learn facts about water consumption, availability, symbolism, cleanliness, etc. (health/science, reading/language, math). Students will read and write about water issues (language arts/English). Through exposure to information about the need for water world-wide, students will plan and develop their own service project to provide safe and adequate water to people somewhere in the world. Students will complete pre- and post-project worksheet to assess knowledge, thinking, and growth. Students will journal about the entire service-learning project. Each project or group will present a culminating presentation in a public setting, demonstrating their understanding of how water is a foundational building block for freedom.