In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the water problems of communities in Africa. The website includes complete lesson plans, a list of materials, assessment tools, and links to on-line components of the exercise. Activities within this module include internet research, lab experiments, discussions and creation of a poster. This unit was created by the Peace Corps in collaboration with the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Policy:Global Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management Resource Type: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity Grade Level: Middle (6-8), High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14) Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology Environmental Policy: Global Policy Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Biogenic Hazards Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Human Dimensions/Resources, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water and society, policy, and managementKeyword: health
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