Water Week collection
Water is something most students take for granted; it is a basic human right. However, many people across the globe suffer the effects of long drought seasons, disastrous floods or treacherous journeys in search of clean water. Oxfam Water Week (2-6 July) encourages students to think about water vulnerability and global citizenship – try these resources to help them see how precious water really is.
Stories from Africa
Explore the sacrifices some people make to ensure their families have water to survive in these videos from Oxfam.
- Stimulate class discussion with this selection of images from Oxfam’s “Words and Pictures” media archive.
- Discover how much we rely on water with this thoughtful diary of a day’s water use.
- First-hand experiences of water shortage are explored in this PowerPoint about children in Africa.
- Pupils can persuade people to give drought-affected countries donations with this interactive whiteboard leaflet template.
- Explore problems caused by drought with this non-fiction interactive whiteboard.
- Explore the weight of water and how it helps with hygiene with this tactile SEN lesson plan.
- Help students highlight the issues by creating their own water awareness board game.
- Wayland Books shares a map of the world’s water supply
- Let students make their own water filters so they can empathise how difficult it is for some people to get clean water.