November 19th was World Toilet Day and, though it sounds funny, it was designed to bring attention to the lack of public sanitation in many parts of the world.
This list is a little late, but these resources can be used for an engaging lesson on any day of the year! I’ve included quite an eclectic mix of sites.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World:
Of course, ESL Holiday Lessons has a very accessible lesson on the day specifically geared towards English Language Learners.
World Toilet Day is the official website and has a number of useful resources.
Here’s some basic info from Water Aid.
Here’s an interactive video on World Toilet Day from Matt Damon:
A Brief History Of Toilets comes from TIME Magazine.
The world needs more toilets is from CNN.
On the lighter side:
There’s an annual poll on the best public restrooms in the United States. You can see all the winners here.
14 of The Best Seats In The House is another series of unusual images.
If Apple made a toilet, this would be it is a pretty wild video from CBS News.
World’s craziest toilet bowls is a slideshow from CBS.
My Toilet is an important feature at the BBC.
Today Is World Toilet Day, Celebrate Accordingly is from Smithsonian Magazine.
In pictures: My toilet is from The BBC.
Toilets Around The World is from the BBC.
Minuscule masterpieces for World Toilet Day is from The BBC.
Around the World in 12 Toilet Pictures is from National Geographic.
Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing is from NPR.
Watch Women Shame Men Who Pee In Public is from NPR.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Toilet Signs Try To Help is from NPR.
As always, feedback is welcome.