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 info from Water Aid.
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:
Here’s a slideshow on strange toilet designs.
The strangest toilets from around the world is a series of images.
If Apple made a toilet, this would be it is a pretty wild video from CBS News.
In search of the USA’s best restroom is a slideshow from USA Today.
World’s craziest toilet bowls is a slideshow from CBS.
As always, feedback is welcome.