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Water Use: Tragedy in the Owens River Valley DLESE Reviewed Collection
These lessons help students develop a better understanding of the importance of well-managed water use while exploring the concepts of a watershed, land use, aquifers, and water engineering. The material focuses on the historical water use decision affecting the Owens River Valley in California. Materials lists, procedures, assessment recommendations, and extension ideas are provided. Links to additional information are also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
    • Lesson plan
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Hydrology
  • Policy issues
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001, The West Film Project and WETA Public Broadcasting for Greater Washington.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-465
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • E - Science and technology:
        • Understandings about science and technology
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Natural resources
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: WETA, The Public Broadcasting Service
http://www.pbs.org/