ERIC Number: ED434062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Environmental--Access to Safe Water Learning Module. Development Education Program.
World Bank, Washington, DC.
This learning module has two main goals: (1) to increase students' knowledge and understanding of the often complex relationship between sustainable development and the social, economic, and environmental conditions in a country; and (2) to strengthen students' ability to perform statistical calculations, make and interpret maps, charts, and tables, as well as analyze and synthesize information to make inferences and generalizations and to think critically when analyzing information, making decisions, and solving problems. This learning module focuses specifically on environmental issues, particularly access to safe water. The teaching units in the module contain a full range of questions, activities, and exercises. The module is divided into the following sections: (1)"Introduction" (Point of View, Goals and Objectives, Teaching the Learning Modules); (2) "Environment"; (3) "Safe Water Text"; (4) "Map: Safe Water"; (5) "Chart 1 - World Population and Access to Safe Water, 1989-95"; (6) "Chart 2 - Life Expectancy and Improvements in Water Supply and Sanitation in Three French Cities, 1820-1900"; (7) "Chart 3 - Sources of Water in Mozambique, 1996"; (8) "Environmental Data Tables"; (9) "Access to Safe Water Photo Gallery Water Treatment Plant, Colombia"; (10) "Access to Safe Water Photo Gallery Children Washing Hands, Guatemala"; (11) "Case Study 1: The Water Problem in My Village, Bolivia"; (12) "Safe Water Research and Explore"; and (13) "Glossary." (BT)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Demography, Ecology, Economic Development, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, Sustainable Development, Water Quality
Web site: http://www.worldbank.org/ depweb/english/modules/environm/water/index.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.