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Keywords: India, Environment, Water, Conservation, Geography

Global Regions: South Asia

Countries: India

Universities: University of Texas at Austin

Resource Types: Curriculum

Levels: High School (9-12), Middle School (6-8)


People and Place: Johad (Small Dam) Construction in India

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Part of the People and Place: Human-Environmental Interactions series produced by Hemispheres, The University of Texas at Austin

making. By reading about water conservation in rural India and how local people adapted the environment in a manner suitable to the local situation, in juxtaposition to how the federal government handled the same natural resources, students begin to formulate opinions on policy making. The issue of environmental interrelatedness is also examined: how clear cutting led to erosion and water table loss and, subsequently, to economic hardship. Students will begin to understand how an environmental policy decision can lead to unforeseen consequences and, conversely, that a policy that takes local factors into consideration can bring about great change in local society.

This lesson plan is one of a dozen related lesson plans available as PDF files in the People and Place unit by Hemispheres: The International Outreach Consortium of the University of Texas at Austin. The People and Place curriculum unit includes an introduction and standards alignment page.

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People and Place: Johad (Small Dam) Construction in India

Produced at: Hemispheres: The University of Texas International Outreach Consortium , University of Texas at Austin, South Asia Institute

Year Produced: 2006

Material: PDF

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