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Nature Is Speaking: Water (Introduction)

SUBJECTS Language Arts, Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL Junior (4-6) / Intermediate (7-8) / Senior (9-12)
PLEDGE 1 - Protection of water


Prior to showing the video, ask students the following questions,

  • What does water mean to humans?
  • If water had a voice and could speak to us, what would it say?


  1. Show the video, Nature Is Speaking – Penélope Cruz is Water
  2. Following the video, ask some of the following questions to help students think from the perspective of water:
  • How does water feel in the video?
  • Water says that humans take it for granted. In what ways?
  • Why does water ask if “wars will be waged” over it? How could that be avoided?”
  • The statement is made, “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.” Do you agree with this statement? Support your answer.

Follow Up Activities:

  1. Writing: Use the above discussion questions as writing prompts.
  2.  Have students work in pairs or small groups to discuss some of the issues water faces. Half the group discusses in the voice, and from the perspective, of water, while the others in the voice of humans.