From the very beginning the One Water films were focused on finding ways to communicate the water message that the careful use of and conservation of water across national and cultural borders was critical to our survival as a planet. Before the Knowater curriculum was complete a the non-verbal version of the film (entitled 1H20) was screened at sites around the world. In educational settings feedback was often sought from schoolchildren, college students, teachers and museum educators. In India, the Knight Center for International Media partnered with the primary level education group Pratham to screen 1H20 in primary schools across India where each venue was asked to submit a report on their reaction to and use of the film in form of a simple presentation. As we now begin to disseminate the Knowater curriculum, we hope to use this model in other places around the world to improve the curriculum’s content, and to make Knowater, not just an American curriculum, but one that is global in its development and impact.
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Currently the Knight Center is working with Pratham to adapt sections of the Knowater curriculum for primary schools in India. Education experts and artists are working to create colorful, inexpensive study cards that have been adapted from this curriculum and presented in appropriate languages and cultural framework for children in different parts of the country.
In 2009 students attending Salzburg Academy for Media and Global Change submitted facts about bottled water from the countries they came from. The information was integrated into the Google map below.
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