Lesson 13B: Resources- Intro to Water

Learning Goalsdownload

  • Students can understand Canada’s water resources and their effects on the world
  • Students can recognize what bottled water really is
  • Students can understand the impact of bottled water on the planet


  • Walk the line activitybottled-water-e1464359972754
  • Note on water resources in Canada (copy of worksheet: Water Worksheet
  • Bottled water ads analysis activity
  • The story of bottled water
  • Advertisement Activity

Walk the line instructions and questions


Overall, Canada may be considered a freshwater-rich country: on an average annualbasis, Canadian rivers discharge close to 9% of the world’s renewable water supply, while Canada has less than 1% of the world’s population.

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Water is also highly visible in Canada: probably no country in the world has as much of its surface area covered by freshwater as does Canada. Of particular note are the Great Lakes. This set of lakes, which is shared with the United States, makes up the largest surface area of freshwater found in one place anywhere in the world. Water is used in the resources and energy industries.


What else in Canada produces fresh water?

Via https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/geography/atlas-canada/selected-thematic-maps/16888

Activity: Think about how water is marketed to the world?bottledwater

  • Watch the videos below, think about how (bottled) water, one of Canada’s exports is marketed to the world?
  • What impressions/messages of the bottled water product do you get from the advertisements?
  • With a partner discuss the problems with the bottled water phenomena.
    • Think disposal (Hint)

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

Video 4:

The Story of Bottled Water

What can we say about the ads now that we’ve seen this video?

Now it’s your turn!

  • In groups given to you by the teacher, you will come up with your own Slogan
  • SLOGAN is a phrase that is catchy and grabs your attention
  • Come up with an anti-water bottle drinking/ usage slogan

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