In Indonesia, youth are helping to educate their local community about the importance of health, sanitation and hygiene.
Water and Environment
Water and Sanitation for All is a unit of three lessons designed to:
1) Raise awareness of the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water or sanitation facilities
2) Increase students' understanding of the issue as one that affects them as well
3) Explore how organizations, agencies and individuals are working to address the problems
4) Encourage students to take their own steps in addressing the local and global issues of water and sanitation
In December of 2009, youth gathered in Copenhagen Denmark to address the issue of climate change. The forum released this declaration, demanding action from world leaders on an issue of great importance to future generations.
Learn about how UNICEF is helping to combat cholera, a deadly waterborne disease, in Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.
The teacher resources in this collection raise student awareness of the problems facing children with inadequate access to clean water. The PK-2 Water and Sanitation unit has been featured in an article in Social Studies and the Young Learner, published by the National Council for the Social Studies.