Water as theme in the Hungarian educational system
There is no life without water on the Earth. With the climate change the water cycle will also change. Some regions will be affected seriously. Although Hungary is a water rich country, we have to be aware of our water resources, as most of them is not renewable. Facing to the global warming we recognized the anomalies in the precipitation of the last decades. As, a geography teacher we have several themes during our course in which we can speak about water related problems. But we must prepare and sensitize our student regarding their water usage. Water will be more precious in the closer future. We examined how the water appears in the thematic lessons during the Hungarian geography courses from the elementary to university level. We found a lot of themes in which we can introduce them to become environmentally conscious. Regarding water related problem we found that water footprint is a good tool to involve our students into challenges. On its website www.waterfootprint.org, where is a lot of educational tool as well. Our pupils found it very interesting and useful.
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