• How can we provide access to safe drinking water for everyone in our world?
• Curriculum standards
1. Write a variety of expository texts which include a thesis in the introduction, supporting details in the body, and transition words throughout leading to the conclusion. Additionally, writing will include information from primary and secondary sources that has been quoted, paraphrased.
2. Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals.
3. Write a narrative which explores experiences and events, using language in natural, fresh and vivid ways to establish a specific tone.
4. Write responses to literature or texts to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the significant ideas in words or passages; analyze the imagery language, universal themes, and unique aspects of the text; supporting important ideas and view points through accurate and detailed references to texts.
1. Read various types of authentic texts in order to interpret, extract information, identify literary elements and techniques, make judgments, form conclusions, and establish global relationships through analysis and critical thinking.
2. Participate in interdisciplinary projects requiring the integration of language skills with academic areas.
3. Apply reading strategies such as skimming, scanning, and summarizing in order to better understand the text.
• Expected outcomes
1. To communicate in different situations producing comprehensible written texts.
2. To solicit, give and exchange information understanding the purpose and message in various situations.
3. To learn writing techniques that can be applied in academic and personal setting.
4. To understand the importance of the written word in self-expression.
1. To comprehend authentic literary and expository texts of various lengths.
2. To skim and scan for meaning of authentic texts for various communicative purposes.
3. To draw conclusions and find relationships that aid in the interpretation of the text.
4. To develop a positive attitude towards reading, respect for diverse cultures, and motivation to further promote reading in English.
1. To respect and value differing beliefs, ideas and opinions; to view dialogue as a platform for conflict-resolution and an approximation to the truth.
2. To promote motivation and a quest for knowledge; to search for, select and use relevant information.
• Required resources:
-Primary source information (survey, interview, or letter)
• This project will make people realize the real importance of water.
BernarditaVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
ANTONIAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
CAMILAVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
19 & under
Jacinda ForsterVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
Health & Safety
We worked very well together, like a real team. However, sometimes we had to work on our own, because we didn't finish everything at school. All of our teammembers helped to research about how to provide clean drinking water to all the world. Each member added her own ideas and helped to make the the project unique in its own way. We were especially fortunate that Antonia has an uncle that works in a company of water and she was able to interview him. Additonally, Bernardita has been to Africa and seen problems with drinking water first hand. Finally, the project was able to come together with Camila's writing skills and her creativity when taking pictures.
The members of our team are different from each other, most of all, because of the diversity of qualities and points of view about this topic we chose, but also we have quite the same culture, religion, and socio-economics situation, and for this reason we had an easy interaction which enhanced our team work.