This module is designed to address English Language Arts standards as students read informational texts about water management and sustainability. However, the module intentionally incorporates Science concepts and themes to support potential interdisciplinary connections to this compelling content.
These intentional connections are described below.
Big ideas and guiding questions are informed by the Next Generation Science Standards:
Influence of Engineering, Technology, and Science on Society and the Natural World
All human activity draws on natural resources and has both short and long-term consequences, positive as well as negative, for the health of people and the natural environment.
The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
Water continually cycles among land, ocean, and atmosphere via transpiration, evaporation, condensation and crystallization, and precipitation, as well as downhill flows on land. (MS-ESS2-4)
Earth and Human Activity
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capital consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.