Does Water Have a History?

With Davide Martino

Water has always been around, for as long as life on earth if not longer. This workshop will not try to tell the whole history of every single droplet of water on our planet; it will focus instead on the relationship between humans and water. Was water always seen as a ‘resource’? How did past generations make sense of ice, rain, snow, and vapour? What was water used for, and what was it feared for? To answer some of these questions this workshop will focus on European cities, and on the water found in urban rivers, canals, fountains, and sewers. 

Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Teacher's Guide

Activity one - Reactions

Activity two - Make a fountain