Three Days and the Ocean!
New Bedford Public Schools
Who Dirtied The Water?
This interactive story asks students to take on the roles of different historical and modern characters
who have had a role in the pollution of a body of water. As the story is read, each character in turn
adds a film container full of pollutants to a jar of clean water representing the body of water. The story uses Boston Harbor and the Massachuseuck people in its narrative. As the story progresses, Students are asked questions such as: Would you swim in this water? Would you eat fish caught in this water? Would you go boating on this water? Each time these questions are asked, student’s opinions change as they witness the declining quality of the water.