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A Cool Drink of Water

Elementary

Description

This book presents beautiful photographs of  people from around the world gathering water.  The text that accompanies each photograph is minimal, but supplies the basic message that “Everyone everywhere…enjoys a drink of water.”  The book concludes with thumbnail images accompanied by a description of where  the picture was taken and the story that surrounds each one.  The book presents not only the necessity of water, but illustrates the  beauty and availability of this vital resource within the natural environment.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This book explores the beauty within the everyday natural world that surrounds us. It provides an effective way to integrate the issues of water quality and availability into a discussion of world issues and cultural diversity.  A teacher may also choose to utilize this book to introduce  a unit on photography

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Themes Addressed

  • Water (3)

    • Water Cycle
    • Water Quality
    • Water Use