Bottled Water Ban

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Convenience, taste, portability ... what's not to love about bottled water? Apparently, a lot. Scholars analyze the four main arguments supporting and opposing the sale of bottled water. They explore the health, environmental, and economic factors related to bottled water consumption to determine whether bottling is worth it. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Provide plenty of time for participants to independently research and prepare for class debates
  • Invite faculty members into the classroom to help moderate debates
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires computers with Internet access
  • Provides a long list of footnotes for researching the topic further 
  • Conveniently color codes the top pro and con arguments for easy identification 
  • Students likely need to consult additional resources as the website does not provide an extensive overview of the topic