Episode 1.2: The Problem

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Where have all the schoolgirls in Malawi gone? Teen leaders solve a mystery and investigate a problem in episode two in the seven-part first series of Global Problem Solvers. After finding the missing girls at a far-away well, the group discovers a critical water shortage that jeopardizes the whole village.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After the video, assign individual reading to help the class learn more about Malawi's water woes
  • What would you do? Break pupils into groups and have them create their own solutions to the crisis
Classroom Considerations

  • Provide a topographical map to ensure learners understand Malawi's location and terrain
Pros

  • The video puts a global issue in perspective for teens by featuring young people coping with a lack of water
  • Smart strategizing around the problem is at the forefront, showing the importance of teamwork
Cons

  • None