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Valuing Water

VALUING WATER

Water means different things to different people.

This conversation is about what water means to you.

How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment?

By recording – and celebrating – all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone.

 

This week on ‘The Global Write’ we are looking forward to hearing your stories, thoughts and feelings about water.

Plant The Seed - Unpack Your Thinking

The visual thinking routine we are learning about this week is Think, Feel, Care. A routine for Exploring Complexity.

Thinking about the Global Water Crisis and the need to value water lets listen to the story of Gie Gie – The Water Princess by Susan Verde.

After listening to the story. Answer the following questions to unpack your thinking about how we should value water.

What did you think Gie Gie did in the story? How do you know? 

 

If you were Gie Gie, how would you feel about this? Why would you feel that way?

 

If you were Gie Gie, what would you care about? What would be important to you?

 

To help children think about different perspectives, choose a different person from the story and ask the questions again. For example the mothers perspective

Sketch Noting Example

Here is my thinking – Bronwyn Joyce The Global Write Creator

Let's Write

This weeks the prompts courtesy of the World Water Day Website https://www.worldwaterday.org/ 

Prompt 1

Share stories and opinions about water in your life in ‘The Global Write’ Flipgrid.

Prompt 2

Research everything you know about water. With the information you have read about, write descriptively in 100 words how water will play a role in your future. 

 

Post your piece of writing to ‘The Global Write’ Wakelet

Prompt 3

Using Buncee or drawing be creative and design images that showcase the role water plays in your home, workplace or school. Have fun using lots of colour. You could create a cartoon, write a picture story book, or even a collage. Post your creation to “The Global Write’ Buncee Board. 

Talk To Our ARTIST Olivia

Can you explain the meaning behind Olivia’s image this week? She has taken her inspiration from World Water Day. She would love to hear your thoughts about what her image signifies. Send here a message on ‘The Global Write’ Wakelet and I am sure she will leave you a reply.

The UN Sustainable Goal and Good Life Goal we are supporting this week are: