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Title: Water is Life


Summary

Please note: It is important that you read the Water is Life Project Description and UN Goals, Research and Collaboration Timeline and Guidelines for Activities - 2018 in the folder Project Description, Timeline and Activity Summary before you start the project.

 

The iEARN Water is Life project will bring students into active research and action-oriented collaboration  concerning water as the vital essence of life.

Taking the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 14 as their inspiration and their focus, students will work within their school and with schools across the globe to study, research and share as they develop an understanding of the Goals and cooperatively develop ideas and strategies to play their part in the meeting of the Goals.

Students will be encouraged and supported in the development of their learning, their cooperation with their classmates and students in schools around the globe and in turning their research into ideas they can take to the community: local, national and global.


Description

The Water is Life project enables students to work together, collaboratively and constructively, across and between nations on an issue of global importance: the health and sustainability of the world's water. 

Students collaborate globally to achieve the aims of The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to ensure the availability of clean, healthy water for people and the environment.

The iEARN Water is Life project brings schools together to collaborate in active research, reflection, planning and in community action in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #14 and #6 pertaining to the sustainability and health of the world's water.

Students work at a team or class level on a chosen UNSDG and topic, posting their research to the forum. 

Each student is asked to work out their individual goal to help achieve the SDGs and these are also posted to the forum.

Each school then conducts a Community Action Day through which they bring the results of their work to a wider audience.

 


Facilitators

  • Gary Lewis, Australia
  • Rob King, Australia
  • Bob Carter, Australia
  • Virginia King, Australia

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

February 2019 - June 2019

Expected outcomes

Students will:

Identify an area of concern arising from their collaborative study of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and

Identify the point where they can make a difference and

Develop a Community Action Plan.

 

These action plans would be take the form of:

Individual - deciding what you can do and acting upon it and

Community - deciding what your school can do and acting upon it.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Students will work within their school and with schools across the globe to study, research and share as they develop an understanding of the Goals and cooperatively develop ideas and strategies to play their part in the meeting of the Goals.

SDG #6 - Clean Water & Sanitation

SDG #14 - Life Below Water


Curriculum area

Science, Environmental Studies