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The Water Princess (Introduction)

SUBJECTS Language Arts, Social Studies
GRADE LEVEL Primary (K-3) / Junior (4-6) / Intermediate (7-8)
PLEDGE 2 - Human Right to Water

Resources Needed:

  1. The Water Princess by Susan Verde or Video: The Water Princess Read by Georgie Badiel


  1. Ask students the following questions, (These can be done orally, as writing prompts, and/0r collect ideas on the board).
    • How do you get your water?
    • Where does your water come from?
    • What do you use water for?
    • About how much water do you think you use each day?


  1. Read The Water Princess aloud to the class (or show the video reading).
  2. Possible discussion questions (can be done orally as full or small group or as writing prompts):
    • In the story, Gigi’s days are planned around water. Have you ever had to worry about using water, or having enough water? If so, give some examples.
    • If your day was spent collecting and transporting water, how would that change your life? What would you have to give up or not be able to do?
    • If Gigi’s village had access to water, how do you think the childrens’ lives would change?

Follow Up Activities:

  1. Have students write about how their life would change if they did not have access to clean water.
  2. For more ideas, check out: A Water Inquiry based on The Water Princess developed by Learn71.