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KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Water Works<br>Do we have equal rights to resources? Take a closer look
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Key Stage 3

KS3 Geography Teachers' Toolkit: Water Works
Do we have equal rights to resources?

Sarah Watts

  • Series Editor: Alan Kinder and John Widdowson
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-214-9
  • Published: 2009

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Do we use water in a sustainable way, or squander it? Who owns the world’s rivers? Children in the UK turn on a tap for a constant supply of fresh, safe water, and many of them have no idea what life is like for people without this resource.

Focusing on the Middle East, Water Works examines the demands placed on this limited natural resource; geographical disparities of access; and water as a source of possible future conflicts. Students will decide for themselves if our current rate of water consumption is sustainable, and how water conflicts might be resolved.

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This table shows how they match the 2014 National Curriculum.

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Editors’ Preface
Chapter 1: Water Works: Do we have equal rights to resources?
Chapter 2: Medium-term plan
Chapter 3: Lesson plans

  • How much water do we use or need?
  • Where in the world is all the water?
  • Do we all have a right to water?
  • Who owns the world’s water
  • What is life like without water ‘on tap’?
  • Is water used fairly in Israel and the West Bank?
  • Is skiing a good use of water?
  • What is the cost of a bottle of water?
  • Will our water run out?

Chapter 4: Glossary
Chapter 5: Links for further ideas and resources
Chapter 6: Assessment framework

The resource contains:

  • CD-Rom with resources needed for each of the lesson plans

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My department has a SOW based on this book and the Rise and Rise of China which we are working on this term. It has been great for getting inspiration for lessons / activities and has saved me a lot of time preparing resources as all the sheets you need come on a CD with the book. I have never felt constrained by the lesson plans either and the resources and activities are really adaptable so you still feel like you are teaching 'your' lesson. Excellent books : )

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