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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

Introduction:

  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?

Lesson:

  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.
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