Rewriting the World Water Script

Rewriting the World Water Script Photo Credit: Cecilia Snyder. Girls carrying water. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) via flickr


At the beginning of this lesson, you got to experience some of the difficulties faced by people who lack easy access to freshwater. Now you’ll do some research on the problem and possible solutions. You can use the resources on your Rewriting the World Water Script esheet to help you with this research.

Research Freshwater Access Crisis

Use the resources listed on your esheet to research the freshwater access crisis. In addition to the resources listed there, do your own searches for information on the Internet by following the directions on the esheet.

As you do your research, be sure to take good notes on index cards, in NoodleTools, or using some other method that works for you. Once you've completed your research, you should write a report about what you learned. Make sure you include information on roadblocks and possible solutions to the problem.

After you present your report, work as a group to determine the main points from your presentations and then translate those points into one of the media formats listed here:

  • An outline for a blog entry with illustrations
  • A storyboard—this is a scene-by-scene description, often with image, for a scripted scene in a play or video documentary or YouTube video; a storyboard for video public service announcement.
  • Sketches for the introductory panels and narrative of a graphic novel or cartoon. 
  • Two minutes of a recorded podcast
  • Social media awareness campaign via FaceBook or Instagram pages
  • An infographic advertising poster as the beginning of a public awareness campaign.

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