Central Arizona Project: Bringing Water to a Desert

GeoLiteracy
Legacy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn how the Colorado River water is allocated between the southwestern states with an emphasis on the Arizona allocation. They will read about the engineering of the Central Arizona Project and view the project on Google Earth. Then they will then generate a question about the project and research the answer.
Author: 
Gale Olp Ekiss
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
1 class period
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
National Geography Standards: 
1: How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information
14: How human actions modify the physical environment
18: How to apply geography to interpret the present and plan for the future