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Curriculum Title: Water Conservation: Environmental Action
Publication date: 1998
Water Conservation: Environment Action--Analyze, Consider options, Take action, In Our Neighborhoods is one component of a 6-module curriculum developed by E2: Environment & Education, that develops issue investigation and action skills as a prerequisite to environmentally responsible citizenship. In this module, students study hydrologic principles, pollution, water treatment, and water uses. They evaluate water quality and consumption at their school, analyze and interpret their data, develop alternate conservation plans, which they then critique through a cost/benefit anaylsis. They present a proposal on conservation to school authorities for consideration. In 'Environmental Action, Water Conservation,' students use the school environment to investigate and analyze water conservation issues in a cooperative learning environment. Activities progress from a traditional teacher-directed classroom format to a student-directed environment with teacher as facilitator. In this curriculum, students explore the different uses of water and the ways in which it can be conserved; conduct a school water audit; research proposed conservation strategies, and; present recommendations to the school administration or environmental committee. Completion of the curriculum requires eighteen through twenty, 50-55 minute classroom sessions. 'Environmental Action, Water Conservation' is one of six environmental education modules within the E2: Environment & Education program-each designed to stand alone or in conjunction with one another.
Dale Seymour Publications
This curriculum is appropriate for the following grade levels:Sixth grade