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Got Water?

In this 3 part lesson plan, students consider the limited existence of fresh water and how its use and distribution affects and is effected by politics, economics, international relations and technology. After an initial discussion of water sources, students will learn about water scarcity in Turkey, Syria and Iraq, and will work in teams to research each country's particular issues. They will then present the water challenges and solutions to the class and work together to find a politically viable solution for all three countries.

PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation