Tecumseh East Water Unit Showcase

Tecumseh East Water Unit Showcase

Learners at Tecumseh East would like to invite the Tecumseh Learning Community to attend their Water Unit Showcases on November 20 from 12:10 pm-2:10 pm and November 21 from 8:20 am-10:40 am at Tecumseh East STEAM Center (600 Herrick Park Dr). 

The showcase is the culmination of the learners first Project-Based Learning Unit on water conservation. They learned all about water as a resource and how many people in the world do not have access to clean water. As part of the unit, they read the book A Long Walk to Water to kick off the unit. A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay.

Learners were able to decide what inspired them about the idea of water conservation, and while some choose to do projects on topics from Water on Other Planets to Pollution to Water Dilution, a large group of our learners decided they wanted to do something to help solve the problem.

Working with the charity Water for South Sudan, the learners hope to raise $5000 to co-sponsor the construction of a new well. They have set up a GoFundMe Campaign and will be holding a number of other raffles and sales during the two days of the showcase. They hope to have a significant amount of the money raised by December, which is the well-drilling season in Sudan.

After Thanksgiving the learners at Tecumseh East will transition into their next Project-Based Learning Unit about "Power." Also coming up in December Tecumseh West STEAM Center learners will present a showcase on their PBL Unit about "Space."

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