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This compelling video highlights the relationship between the global water crisis and poverty by asking students to envisage how lives could be dramatically transformed by turning on a tap. The graphic images and simple text encourage personal introspection about water use while motivating students to become actively involved in global stewardship.
This video supports Social Studies learning outcomes around the issue of human rights and the connection between environmental health and poverty. The clip also provides an excellent introduction to World Water Day and water pollution topics.
As Canadians we have plentiful fresh water supplies which may explain why we are also a country with high residential water use rates. Students could evaluate personal water use and identify household conservation actions. A class could also organize a fundraiser for an organization that uses a community building approach to upgrading sanitation infrastructure in heavily polluted regions of the World.
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