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“Water, Water Everywhere?”
Analyzing Economics

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Instructions: Reading and Writing

Carefully read the article ‘Water, Water Everywhere?’ pages 284 - 285, and
answer questions #1 and #2 below.
Stop at question #3. Discuss your answers with a partner or with the class.

Questions:
1) Do you agree or disagree with allowing the global market (i.e. Capitalism)—
supply and demand—to determine who on the planet gets fresh water? Support
your answer.
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2) Brainstorm and propose at least two alternative solutions to the problems
concerning the lack of fresh water.
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Answer the following question AFTER the class has been shown the article’s
proposed solutions.

“Water, Water Everywhere?”
Analyzing Economics

3) Were any of the proposed solutions/arguments in the article
similar to your own?
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Identify the arguments/solutions that you agree and/or disagree with.
Support your answer.
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Instructions: World Map

Students can work individually or in pairs when working on the map
portion of this assignment.
 Identify and label at least 10 of the places mentioned in the article.
(Shade with color)
 Write down, in bullet-point form, what is taking place at each of these
areas of the world.
 Creatively illustrate some of the problems described in the article using
symbols/drawings.
 Write a title at the top of the map that you think best fits the purpose of
this map.
 Choose a section of this map and write down at least 4 important
points that the articles
raises concerning the state of fresh water on our
planet.
Title this section: Did You Know…?
 Choose a section of this map and write down your
solution(s)
to this problem, and identify whether the
solution(s) is based on a: Capitalist, Socialist, or
Communist economic structure. Title this section:
Possible Solutions