Peace Corps Challenge Game—Water Quality
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- Subject(s): Language Arts & Literature, Environment & Health
- Region / Country: Africa
- Grade Level(s): 3–5, 6–8, K–2
- Related Publication: Peace Corps Challenge Game
The water pollution of the lake in the village of Wanzuzu has affected much more than just the lives of the humans in the village. Animals and plants have also been affected. Through letter writing students will have the opportunity to express their feelings by writing as if they were a fish in the lake and also understand that sometimes we all must work together to solve a community problem.
Many times we must ask for help when we see a problem, especially when we feel that those being affected have no voice. Through this community activism, a great deal of change can take place. A sense of community can be created by helping each other.
- Have the students play the Peace Corps Challenge Game
- Create a discussion with your class by asking questions such as: What do you think life for the animals in the lake is like now that their water is polluted? How would it feel to be forced to live in a place where pollution was all around you?
- Have the students create a letter from a fish in the lake to Mayor Gwafa of Wanzuzu. This letter should bring to light the current situation of the fish's environment and be a chance for the fish to plea for assistance.
- Have the student read their letters to the class and explain their feelings. An additional exercise could be to have the students write a response letter from the mayor to the fish.