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The World Water Game is an interactive, hands-on activity to introduce secondary students to the realities of the global water crisis. Students will be split into four teams which represent four different countries (Canada, USA, Bolivia, and Kenya). Each country will receive the same amount of fresh water to start, they will also each receive an untouchable bucket and a polluted bucket. Each country will also have a stack of cards with actions they need to carry out. These cards will ask them to transfer water or be points card. The winning team will be the team with the most water left in their fresh water bucket or have the most points after tallying their points card.
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This game will reveal to students the power dynamics behind the commodification of fresh water in a fun and engaging manner while also raising awareness of the seriousness of the global water crisis and encouraging students to take positive actions in their own lives. An excellent activity in courses where we introduce the water cycle to get conversations started. It would also be beneficial for students to understand the disparities in our World.
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