Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Water

This Hetch Hetchy: The Story of San Francisco's Water worksheet also includes:

How did San Francisco supply enough water for its residents over the last two centuries? Learn about droughts and water conservation in California, as well as specific historical events that led to the water system today. Kids read two pages and then answer six questions about what they have read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a lesson on water conservation or when learning about the history of San Francisco
  • Have kids read articles about droughts that are occurring now, and compare what they have read to the strategies used for water conservation in San Francisco
  • Use in a reading comprehension assessment or language arts packet
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider rewriting the questions for kids to answer if there are too many or too few lines 

  • Provides an answer key
  • Great for social science, earth science, or language arts lessons

  • Pages have a lot of text and formatting is uneven, which could make the reading hard for struggling readers to decipher
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