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Water and Civic Responsibility: An Online Discussion Exercise part of Curriculum for the Bioregion:Activities
This assignment requires students to take what they have learned in a science context and apply it to issues faced by society today. In addition, it familiarizes them with one way to be an active citizen - writing a letter to an elected official. Water makes an excellent tool for learning these skills as (1) there is a personal connection with water, (2) there are many different ways in which water and society interact, (3) water is often the core of social justice issues, and (4) water pollution and scarcity may have a real and significant impact on our students in the coming years.