People using THE WATER FRONT...
We are launching an initiative for educators using "The Water Front" in their classroom. Our mission is to share resources/ideas that connect water, race, neo-liberalism, privatization, globalization, and gender. We will feature different professors and their innovative strategies of integrating film into their syllabus!
Social Science teacher Gail Chastain using the film to get students involved at Mercy High School in San Francisco
Gail Chastin has been working with her high school senior class to raise awareness around water. She collected quotes from her students around democracy, the global water crisis, and actions! Read on - we can all learn from Gail and her inspiring students!
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THE FILM?
“It shocks me to see how many problems there are in this country…In some places people don’t even know there is a water crisis. If I hadn’t watched this movie, I would have no idea this was going on.”
Sociology Professor Dr. Linzie at Clayton State University uses a combination of webshorts on the site
Instead of showing the entire film Dr. Linzie chose to use resources from the site that helped contextualize the larger struggle and the way that students are working in collaboration with community organizers.
I. Introduction: Power and Society (Water Resource Control = Power)
II. Guest: Curtis Smith - Producer Activist of "The Water Front", Urban Planner Front"
III. Show Trailer (7 mins)
IV. Show 4- 5 Clips associated with Trailer from the website Water Channel
(Interviews: Residents, Activists, Scholars)25 mins
V. Discussion (The Joe Carter Re-mix Contest)
SWK 350 is an undergraduate social work practice course for approximately 20 students. This course is supported by a service-learning experiential component. Formal course instruction paralleled the academic service learning to ground the student's training in practice theory and strategy, skill development, and professional commitment to mezzo-macro practice as part of ethical social work practice.
Kelly Quinn uses "The Water Front" with some great writing exercises in an American Studies Course at Miami University
Introduction to American Studies is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the field of American Studies through an examination of three basic human needs: shelter, food, and clothing. Together we explore a range of sources to probe how people in the United States address these needs. We study the practices, values, beliefs, and symbols of Americans – and, importantly, how these practices, values, beliefs, and symbols change over time.