Learning Objectives, Big Ideas, National Standards, Principles, and Skills Addressed by H2yOu
(specific activities cover additional standards)
*Understand where drinking water is sourced from
*Explore and connect to local environment through water
*Learn unique qualities and conservation concerns of local water
*Create and share a water story on an international platform
*Compare and contrast local water to other water sources worldwide
*All waterways connect
*All humans are connected by sharing the basic need of access to clean water to survive
21st Century Skills: Global Awareness and Environmental Literacy; Communication and Collaboration; Leadership and Responsibility.
Geographic Skills: spatial and ecological perspectives; Asking Geographic Questions, Acquiring Geographic Information, Organizing Geographic Information, Analyzing Geographic Information, Answering Geographic Questions
National Standards and Principles Addressed:
National Geography Standards:
Standard 1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information,
Standard 14: How human actions modify the physical environment
Standard 15: How physical systems affect humans
Standard 16: The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources
Society, and the Environment All human activity draws on natural resources and has both short and long-term consequences, positive as well as negative, for the health of people and the natural environment.
ESS3. C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems
ESS3.A: Natural Resources
Varies per each water story category
People, Places and Environments
The ocean and humans are inextricably connected.
The world has one big ocean with many features.
Note: H2yOu’s activity plans can easily be adapted for any grade level’s Science, Social Studies, and Writing standards.