Analyzing Public Health Campaigns

You’ll need to look for a public health campaign near you. It could be a flyer, poster, video, website… that is used to teach people about water and health.

Do you know how to get started? Do you really know how to search for information on the Internet?
[Thanks to https://www.commonsensemedia.org/]

 

Nature Is Speaking – Penélope Cruz is Water & Harrison Ford is The Ocean

Watch this video:

Now do the following activities. Watch the video again to check your answers.

  1. Order the following sentences:
    a) I’m something they just take for granted
    b) and more and more of them every single day
    c) I am water
    d) To humans I am simply just there
    e) But there is only so much of me
  2. Complete the following sentences:
    I start as __________ in the __________ .
    Flow to the __________ and streams.
    And __________ up in the __________ .
    Then the __________ begins __________ .
    And it will take me __________  years to get back to the __________ I am in __________ .
  3. Does the narrator think humans will fight over water when there are billions more of humans around? Is that the only option?
  4. Does nature need humans?

At home you can watch this video on the ocean.

Water in the past

So that you can write about water in the past, here you have some vocabulary memory games to learn new words that might be useful for your writing activity. Enjoy!

Now you are ready to write about “water in the past”.

After viewing the documentary “Memòria líquida” in the ethics class, you were asked to interview your grandparents, great-uncle, great-aunt, senior neighbors or friends about water in the past: drinking water? washing up? laundry? bathroom? water restrictions? water collection from fountains? shower everyday? etc.

You can create a web page with your findings by using Adobe Spark.

Remember to use the Past Simple tense (beware of irregular verbs! 🙄 ) and past time expressions. Start by saying who you interviewed. Remember to add photos of the locations mentioned. Use your own photos or free photos and don’t forget to include photo attribution at the end.

This is my example:

Water in the Past
You may need to watch this tutorial on Adobe Spark Pages:

Analyze: My Water Footprint

Download this document so that you can calculate your personal water footprint. You need to save it as an Excel document. Then open it and fill it in.

You can also try this online water footprint calculator (up till indoor water). Results are in gallons, though. Ever heard of gallons?

1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters

This is another calculator you might want to try, especially if you want to find out more about virtual water.