Global topics such as the environment, health, or human rights and their interrelationships can be demonstrated using the toilet: More than 60% of the world's population live without adequate sanitation - a degrading situation with serious effects on health and the environment. The peda-gogical-didactic teaching materials explore these interrelationships and deal with questions such as.: Does it make sense in this country to dispose of human excreta with high value drinking water? Would it be better to use sustainable toilets that function without water? Can biogas be produced from faeces, or can it even be used as fertiliser for plants? How much water is used worldwide for the production and import of food?
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- background information
- didactic and methodical hints
- overview of the teaching unit with its progressions
- worksheets / Copy templates
- introductory exercises and concrete suggestions for further work and in-depth study
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- 60 %of the world's population live without safe sanitation
- 2,1Bill.of the world's population live without safe drinking water
- 2030All people have access to clean toilets and water
The right to water, sanitation, and health applies to everyone on earth. Schools must have safe and clean sanitation facilities, as children and young people spend most of their day there. To date, 620 million school girls do not have adequate sanitation at their schools (source).
The nationwide high demand for teaching materials related to sanitation and water encourages us to continue to develop pedagogically-didactically conceived materials in 2019.
With a pilot project in the second half of 2019, the German Toilet Organization e. V. (GTO) has successfully expanded the impact of its development education work for the first time by using multipliers. Teachers at schools and employees of supply and disposal companies are called upon to apply the knowledge they have learned in their work.
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The materials promote competencies of global learning such as the recognition of socio-cultural and natural diversity of the One World, a change of perspective and empathy, communication, judgement and action, as well as the ability to participate and to help shape sustainable development goals. In particular, the GTO is the only NGO in Germany to offer sanitary related materials that include concrete teaching processes for the implementation of teaching units.
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