Google Earth Education: Water as a Valuable Global Currency #GoogleEarth

Is freshwater the most valuable currency on Earth?

In the lesson plan, students will explore the concept of global freshwater scarcity using the Google Earth Voyager Story, Blue Gold: Our Lakes, Our Lives. Using evidence gathered in the story and other resources, students will answer the question, is freshwater the most
valuable currency on Earth?

LESSON SUMMARY:
• Engage: Is Earth’s surface made up of more land or water?

• Explore: Examine images of Earth using Google Earth supporting the fact that Earth’s surface is 71% water.

• Explain: If there is so much water on Earth’s surface, why is water so important?

• Revise: Reflect on information shared during whole class discussion.

• Apply: Respond to the question: is freshwater the most valuable currency on Earth?

This is part 2 of a 4 part unit plan ‘Blue Gold’ but each unit can be completed independently.

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Created: Jan 25, 2019

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