73 water privatization

Water Privatization

Mini-Debates
  • Int – High Int
  • 1.5–2 hours
  • 5

In this lesson, students read about a case of water privatization that took place in Bolivia in 1999. Should water always remain a public utility? Students debate this question.

Lesson Tasks
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Vocabulary
  • take over
  • municipal
  • debt load
  • contract
  • residents
  • strike
  • protest
  • riot
  • arrest
  • media
  • live up to
  • back down