• HAND OUT – Hand out student booklets
  • WATCH – Cue up the video below and watch it with the class
  • THINK – Give students time to reflect and complete their booklet
  • SHARE – Have students share their ideas with the class or work in their groups
  • CONSIDER – Go deeper by adding an activity from the extension buffet below
  • COLLECT – Collect workbooks till the next session
  • FEEDBACK -Record your feedback below


Extension Buffet

  • DISCUSS – Ask students what they love about water. Do they have a special place near water that they like to visit? The sound of running water can bring us peace and comfort and many cultures have strong connections to water. Water is life.
  • GO OUTDOORS – Take your students outside for a water walk around your schoolyard or community and have students identify where they see water and think it might be. Water is found almost everywhere. It is in the plants/trees, the soil, groundwater, clouds, rivers/creeks/streams, lakes, animals, ocean, glaciers/ice caps. After students have explored their local area and come up with at least 3 examples, have them gather into a circle and share 1 of their findings. If you have a globe or earth ball, this is a great way to reinforce the point that water covers most of the planet and makes a great talking “stick”.
  • WATCH – Book reading of Water Walker‘s book, The Importance of Water, and closing Water Reflection (8:16)
  • LOCAL EXPERTS – Invite your communities water manager or a local watershed group, or local First Nations elder to speak about water
  • FIELD TRIP – Take a walk to a local wetland
  • WATER AROUND THE WORLD – Explore how people access water around the world 
  • DAY IN THE LIFE – What if you didn’t have a water system to support you and you needed to haul, clean and remove all the water yourself? What would a day in their life look like?
  • WATCH – meet clean water activist Autumn Peltier (3:23)
  • CLIMATE – Climate specific content *coming soon*
  • ECOCHALLENGE – Challenge students to reduce the length of their showers with the Short Shower EcoChallenge 
  • QUICK SKIT – Have students create a quick skit (like charades with no talking) to share how they use water. Have them do their skit with the class and see if they can guess. We recommend no props and no talking.
  • WATCH – A kid’s crash course on the Basics of Freshwater (4:16)

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