Water: A Global Resource 2021 EOD Poster Middle School Lesson Plan
Have you ever thought about how much water it takes to make a pair of jeans? To produce a pound of corn? Or to make a car? What if you had a limited amount of water and had to decide how to “spend” your precious resource? A monopoly-style game developed by AmericaView in partnership with NASA and USGS in 2021 to celebrate Earth Observation Day encourages you to find answers to those and other 'water use' questions.
This storymap contains three lessons designed to give you background on what we mean by 'water resources.' The lessons are also designed to stimulate your thinking about how we use, protect and monitor this precious, limited natural resource.
In the elementary StoryMap, U.S. rivers are the center of learning about water resources. This StoryMap, intended for middle school students, is designed to enhance knowledge and understanding about important river systems in other parts of the world.
Since the game poster utilizes amazing pictures of some important rivers, the first lesson introduces you to the technology that captures these images - LANDSAT!