Major Rivers is a water education curriculum designed to teach 4th and 5th grade students about Texas’ major water resources. Students are guided by Major Rivers, named for the major rivers of Texas, and his horse Aquifer. Through their travels they’ll learn about the water cycle, Texas water supply, watersheds, how water use affects our world, water treatment and distribution and how to use water efficiently.
The program has eight lessons that include a variety of activities in science, math, language arts, social studies and other subjects. The Major Rivers curriculum includes a teacher’s guide with full color overhead transparencies, an introductory video, and full color student workbooks and home information leaflets.
The Fort Worth Water Department has partnered with the Tarrant Regional Water District to offer teacher training for this program. If you are interested, please contact the Fort Worth Independent School District’s Science Coordinator.
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