Water.org's school curriculum materials for World Water Day

 Stand-alone lesson plans are part of larger units that cover a broad scope of subjects including English, science and technology, and social sciences like geography, civics and economics. Classroom activities cover everything from poetry seminars and vocabulary-building worksheets to science and math lessons about potable water availability.

Full Curriculum Downloads Download the Full Elementary Curriculum Download the Full Middle School Curriculum Download the Full High School Curriculum Elementary Curriculum 1.0 National Curriculum Alignment: Elementary School 2.0 “Water is Life” Global Water Awareness Mini-Unit (Grades 3-5)

 

  • 2.1 Supporting Materials: “A Drop in the Bucket” Lesson Plan
  • 2.2 Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness Fact Sheet
  • 2.3 Supporting Activity: Global Water Awareness “Vocabulary Safari Search”
  • 2.4 Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness “Vocabulary Safari Search” Key
  • 2.5 Supporting Activity: “Water is Life” Website Search Activity
  • 2.6 Supporting Activity: “Hot Water” Game Instructions
3.0 Water is Life, Water is Poetry Seminar (Grades 3-5)

 

  • 3.1 Supporting Materials: Water is Life, Water is Poetry Seminar Instructions
  • 3.2 Supporting Materials: Water-Inspired Poem Selections
4.0 “Water Has Many Uses” Mini-Unit (Grades K-5)

 

  • 4.1 Supporting Activity: “Water Has Many Uses” Family Questionnaire
  • 4.2 Supporting Activity: “Water Has Many Uses” Collage Instructions
  • 4.3 Supporting Activity: “Water Has Many Uses” Tracing Worksheet
  • 4.4 Supporting Activity: A Drop of Water Writing Activity
  • 4.5 Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness Fact Sheet
5.0 “World-Water Hero!” Lesson Plan (Grades K-5)

 

  • 5.1 Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness Fact Sheet
6.0 “Traveling for Water” Mini-Unit (Grades 3-5)

 

  • 6.1 Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness Fact Sheet
  • 6.2 Supporting Materials: Global Water Awareness “World Tour”
  • 6.3 Supporting Activity: Global Water Awareness Chart
  • 6.4 Supporting Activity: “Traveling for Water” Quick Math Questions
  • 6.5 Supporting Activity: “Traveling for Water” Maze
Middle School Curriculum 7.0 National Curriculum Alignment: Middle and High School 8.0 (Middle School) “Global Water Crisis” Mini-Unit

 

  • 8.1 Supporting Materials: Bangladesh
  • 8.2 Supporting Materials: Ethiopia
  • 8.3 Supporting Materials: India
  • 8.4 Supporting Materials: Kenya
  • 8.5 Supporting Materials: Honduras
  • 8.6 Supporting Assignment: Global Water Crisis Survey Chart
  • 8.7 Supporting Assignment: Global Water Crisis “Water Commons Lab”
  • 8.8 Supporting Materials: Global Water Crisis Basics Fact Sheet
  • 8.9 Supporting Assignment: Global Water Crisis Reading for Comprehension Questions
9.0 (Middle and High School) Water-Aware Portfolio Instructions 10.0 (Middle School) “Walking for Water” Mini-Unit

 

  • 10.1 Supporting Materials: Water-Aware Fact Sheet
  • 10.2 Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Reading for Comprehension Questions
  • 10.3 Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Word Search and answer key
  • 10.4 Supporting Materials: “Women Bear the Weight of Water”
  • 10.5 Supporting Assignment: Women Bear the Weight of Water Reading for Comprehension Questions
High School Curriculum 11.0 National Curriculum Alignment: Middle and High School 12.0 (Middle and High School) Water-Aware Portfolio Instructions 13.0 (High School) “Mock Muck” Mini-Unit

 

  • 13.1 Supporting Materials: Mock Muck Data Worksheet
  • 13.2 Supporting Materials: Water-Aware Fact Sheet
  • 13.3 Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Reading for Comprehension Questions
  • 13.4 Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Crossword Puzzle and answer key
  • 13.5 Supporting Assignment: Water-Aware Persuasive Essay
14.0 (High School) “Hydro-Technology” Mini-Unit

 

  • 14.1 Supporting Materials: “Blue Planet Blues” Article
  • 14.2 Supporting Assignment: “Blue Planet Blues” Reading for Comprehension Questions
  • 14.3 Supporting Materials: Examples of Water Collection Hydro-Technology Document
  • 14.4 Supporting Materials: “Dangerous Waters” Article
  • 14.5 Supporting Assignment: “Dangerous Waters” Reading for Comprehension Questions
  • 14.6 Supporting Materials: The Early History of Water Sanitation Document
15.0 (High School) “Rising Tensions over the Nile River Basin” Activity

 

  • 15.1 Supporting Materials: “Rising Tensions over the Nile River Basin” Article
  • 15.2 Supporting Assignment: “Rising Tensions over the Nile River Basin” Reading for Comprehension Questions
  • 15.3 Supporting Assignment: Tragedy of the Water Commons Activity
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