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KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Water Works

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Sarah Watts

ISBN: 9781843772149

Published: 2009

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Do we use water in a sustainable way or squander it? Who owns the world’s rivers? Children in the UK turn on a tap for a constant supply of fresh, safe water, and many of them have no idea what life is like for people without this resource. Focusing on the Middle East, Water Works examines the demands placed on this limited natural resource; geographical disparities of access and water as a source of possible future conflicts. Students will decide for themselves if our current rate of water consumption is sustainable and how water conflicts might be resolved.

CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Water Works: Do we have equal rights to resources?
Chapter 2: Medium-term plan
Chapter 3: Lesson plans
  • How much water do we use or need?
  • Where in the world is all the water?
  • Do we all have a right to water?
  • Who owns the world’s water
  • What is life like without water ‘on tap’?
  • Is water used fairly in Israel and the West Bank?
  • Is skiing a good use of water?
  • What is the cost of a bottle of water?
  • Will our water run out?
Chapter 4: Glossary
Chapter 5: Links for further ideas and resources
Chapter 6: Assessment framework

The resource contains:
  • CD-Rom with resources needed for each of the lesson plans.