Healthy water healthy community
The water cycle, also known as the hydrological cycle, describes the flow of water on land, below the surface of the earth, and in the air. Globally, water sustains countless ecological processes and organisms, including human societies. Access to clean, safe water is an integral part of maintaining healthy communities; however, not all people have access to potable water. The global fresh water supply is limited, and factors such as climate change, contamination, and unsustainable consumption pose threats to this limited resource.
In this lesson, students will learn about the many issues related to water in society, including barriers to access, bottled water and the green washing of plastic water bottles. Students will also critically examine how bottled water is represented in popular culture compared to the impact bottled water has on the environment and some communities where the water is extracted from. Finally, students will explore a water-related issue of their choosing through poster art in order to educate others.
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