Ensuring Clean Water and Sanitation for All
Use the following curated resources from MY HERO to learn more about UN Sustainable Development Goal #6: ensuring clean water and sanitation for all.
Discussion questions and activities for classroom use are included.
Waves for Water's mission is to get access to clean water to those in need around the world.
Filmed in Sierra Leone by the students from the Children's Foundation of Technology. Find out about their access to water.
SlingShot is the story of inventor Dean Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the safe water crisis.
Cada Gota Cuenta gives insight to how detrimental the contaminated water in Guatemala can be, and the invention of Ecofiltro. In English and Spanish.
Jin Zedell started a worldwide movement for runners to raise funds for clean drinking water.
Josue and Chrismedonne Lajeunesse work together to provide access to clean water for their village of La Source, Haiti.
Film of Josue and Chrismedonne Lajeunesse's efforts to provide access to clean water for their village of La Source, Haiti.
Discussion Questions and Activities
1. What impact do groups like Waves for Water, as well as inventions such as the Slingshot and Ecofiltro, have on communities with limited access to clean water supplies?
2. Watch the film Water Crisis in our Community about how students in Sierra Leone get water. How is this different from your access to water?
3. Read the story Josue and Chrismedonne Lajeunesse and watch the film La Source about the two brothers working to provide clean water access to their village in Haiti. Then discuss the importance of their efforts.
4. Research where there is limited access to clean water and sanitation services. What groups or individuals are working towards a solution to this issue? Who do you admire? Share their story with MY HERO.
This lesson plan was created by MY HERO Teacher and Learning Circle Director Laura Nietzer.
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Organizer created on 11/6/2019 4:40:53 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 1/2/2020 3:26:04 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel