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The Question in Brookdale

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Participants learn about how different groups use water (agricultural, household, industrial, recreation, etc.) and debate about which groups should be restricted in their water use during droughts

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Hints for uses in your library This activity will require careful facilitation, as debates can sometime lead to arguments. Be sure to set some ground rules at the beginning, including no interrupting when others are talking, using considerate language, and holding to time limits for people to speak. This could provide a great opportunity to bring in stakeholders from your community as guest speakers.
Related Links BLM Resources for Educators
BLM Educational Activities Database
How to Hold a Classroom Debate
Community Dialogues: A Guide for Public Libraries
Originating Source Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)
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The Question in Brookdale

The Question in Brookdale

Participants learn about how different groups use water (agricultural, household, industrial, recreation, etc.) and debate about which groups should be restricted in their water use during droughts