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This learning activity was designed for cultural inclusive environmental lesson. The project integrates several elementary school activities (reading/writing, mathematics, art, and environmental culture) on the topic of clean water usage. By applying artwork, data and home experiment, kids will compare the water use in the past and present. They may show artistically the water issue globally and in their community.
After this activity, students should be able to:
- Describe the artwork applying the art technique and characteristics
- Apply mathematics (multiplication) for science tasks.
- Understand cultural use of the water.
- Measure a family water consumption and suggest methods to reduce it.
- Create an artwork using different art material and technique
The Clean Water: Past and Present learning activity may be used as a standalone project. At the same time, if a teacher would like to design a holistic engaging student’s enterprise “Clean Water” (for a primary school) a set of three lessons could be used as a starting point.
The students can launch with understanding the importance of fresh water in our life and existing methods to make it clean (“Clean Water: Making Water Ready-To-Drink”). Then they explore a transformation of the culture of water consumption (“Clean Water: Past and Present”) in a family. The last step will be a social-economic evaluation of water footprint in a production and everyday usage of goods, in our case, jeans. (“Clean Water: How many jeans do you need?”)
The ILS design is following the principles of the universal design for learning (UDL) for inclusive learning.
This activity was developed in the framework of the InSTEAM project (Grant Agreement N. 2019-1-ES01-KA201-064261).
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