One Book, One Valley 2012: The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs
One Credit from Western State Colorado University
EDUC 510 $65 registration will take place at the first session
Class meets Mondays September 10, October 1, November 5
and Tuesday October 23
6pm in the GHS Information Center and other locations as below
Essential Question: What do Colorado Children Need to Know about Water?
September 10: Class meets at GHS Information Center.
Before class: Please read two articles on Colorado water issues, laws, or conflicts.
These will be discussed in class.
George Sibley will discuss Colorado water issues and what every Colorado student needs to
know about water. Be prepared to discuss and ask questions.
We will pass out and discuss the class project on water.
Homework: Summarize your two articles in two different postings on the website.
gunnisonwater2012.wikispaces.com (We will demo in class)
Start work on your class project.
Finish reading The Secret Knowledge of Water
October 1: Class meets at the pond north of GCS.
We will reconvene at GHS Information Center.
We will do some creative writing on the topic of water.
You must have finished The Secret Knowledge of Water by tonight.
Class discussion of the book.
Homework: go into the discussion area on gunnisonwater2012.wikispaces.com
and comment on four postings, not your own, based on your enhanced understanding of water.
Continue to work on your class project.
Your creative writing piece due to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15.
October 23; Class meets at WSCU Student Center South Ballroom
Presentation by Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs
Please sign in with an instructor.
Homework: in the discussion area of gunnisonwater2012.wikispaces.com
there will be a posting for your comments from tonight’s presentation.
Finish your class project.
November 5: Class meets at GHS Information Center
Presentation of class projects.
Write class reflection and fill in class evaluation.
One Book, One Valley 2012
The Secret Knowledge of Water by Craig Childs
Class Project Assignment
Essential Question: What Do Colorado Children Need to Know about Water?
Based on the essential question, carry out a water based project of your choice and design with
at least one of your classes. This can be anything from science and math to literary or artistic.
You may incorporate The Secret Knowledge of Water or parts of it, or you may use other books,
writings, websites, speakers, or field trips.
Projects will be presented on the last evening. Please bring pictures and documentation.
If you need web space we can give you a page on gunnisonwater2012.wikispaces.com
There will be a time limit based on the number enrolled in the class.