Water, water everywhere! Aerial view on the flooding on the Mississipi River, on Thursday, May 19, 2011 from the MS side. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung. Creative Commons Licence http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/5737772377/
Water distribution at an IDP camp, Badin, Pakistan A young boy at a PDI (Participatory Development Initiative) water distribution via tankers in the city camps. Oxfam's partner (PDI) team began distributing water in about 30 temporary camps in the flood effected areas since the day people started to arrive in the cities. Creative Commons Licence: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/6220619162/
I transformed the classroom for maximum impact on the children, and immersion into the theme.
The children were asked what uses of water were luxury, and which were a necessity.
Out of the 100% of the world’s water only 1% is available to use, the Earth’s resources are finite!
We learnt how to cut down on our water usage. The average water consumption is 160 litres per person, per day.
We received a package from a well-known charity with an accompanying letter that included a plea...
Researching two distant localities Bangladesh New Orleans • Found all that we could about it from an atlas. Eg. - The population is approximately 141 300 000 people • That there are 2 doctors to every 10 000 people • Bangladesh borders India, China and the Indian Ocean and is in the continent of Asia. • Found out all that we could about where New Orleans was, and facts about the USA, its country • Is within the continent of North America • N. Orleans is in the state of Louisiana • That there are 28 doctors to every 10 000 people in the USA
Researching the impact of flooding caused by natural disasters Bangladesh New Orleans • The 2004 Tsunami and how it impacted on the people living in Bangladesh - We watched many YouTube clips and BBC news clips - We looked at photos of the water damage • We also learnt how a tsunami formed • We discussed how Bangladesh is supported by a famous water charity • Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and the devastation it left behind • We viewed more clips from YouTube, and local news clips showing people sharing their displeasure with the way government handled the disaster • We learnt how a hurricane formed • We discussed the warning systems and levee
ITEAL reflection of Emma’s Now I can tell other people how a hurricane forms. Saving water Hurricanes Tsunami I never knew how important water was. I never knew what a hurricane was or what made a tsunami. A tsunami is terrible. I am going to turn the tap off when I am brushing my teeth or turn it on half way. I will watch the news more. I feel sorry for countries that don’t have that much water. I am shocked. It is sad. Reflection on the week by year 5 girl.