Taming the Dragon: The Yangtze and Three Gorges Dam

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Description: China’s Three Gorges Dam generates electricity, reduces the likelihood of flooding downstream, and has increased the shipping capacity of the river connecting the heartland of China to the Pacific Ocean. This lesson will provide students with an opportunity to explore how the building of the Three Gorges Dam has affected various groups of stakeholders and weigh the costs and benefits of the dam’s construction.

 Grade level(s): Middle                     Standards: OAS, GFL             Produced By: Jane Purcell