The Four Liters Challenge: Teaching Students About Water Poverty

Two educators in California, Maggie Lauder and Joe Kim, talk about the 4 Liters Challenge Project and learning about water poverty with students. Viewing water poverty as a personal issue and relating this to human rights helps to engage students in the project.

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Maggie Lauder & Joe Kim – Show #64 – The Four Liter Challenge: Teaching Students About Water Poverty

Maggie Lauder helped to write the curriculum guide for The Four Liters Challenge. Both Maggie and Joe Kim have tested this challenge in their classrooms in California. The water poverty challenge is based upon the See, Judge, Act model, which is a curricular model used in the Catholic church, which helps open students eyes to water poverty for those used to easy access to clean water. This challenge helps students act in response to what they have learned. Listen now to learn more about this cross-curricular challenge that anyone can join.
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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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