Washington’s Water

It's easy to forget about something as simple as water, a substance that is easily available to many in the world. However, understanding water management and the importance of a renewable resource system becomes clear in an informative, engaging resource. Scholars complete a variety of exercises including readings, practice activities, collaborative work, and short-answer questions to quench their thirst for knowledge.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Differentiate for English learners by providing them with a copy of the mind map 
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a free iCivics account to access all materials
  • Asks you to assign your class into groups or pairs; feel free to adjust this to individual work if needed
  • The second installment of a seven-part series exploring local government
Pros

  • Uses an informal assessment for a variety of ways to test comprehension
  • Includes a brainstorming starter activity that gets pupils into the creative mindset at the beginning of class
  • Asks high schoolers to assess multiple perspectives by using critical thinking skills
Cons

  • None