How The Toilet Changed History

In 2017, one in every three people still don't have access to a toilet. As part of a playlist on biology, an interesting video explains this global health topic. It describes society before toilets, disease research throughout history, and the progress due to plumbing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Print the graphic at 4:20 to share and discuss in more detail
Classroom Considerations
  • Content is less than six minutes long
  • Consider the maturity of students when discussing this important global health topic
Pros
  • Connects science, social studies, and geography
  • Includes subtitles in Dutch, English, Polish, Spanish, and Turkish for English learners
  • Entertaining graphics present upsetting information in a calm manner
Cons
  • None