Three Gorges Dam

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will learn about the Three Gorges Dam through categorizing statements as opinions or facts about the building of the dam. This lesson is built around the controversy over the huge project the Chinese government has undertaken. Some believe it will only improve the lives of the Chinese people by controlling floods and assisting in bringing commerce further inland. Others believe that the costs (financial, environmental, and loss of history) far outweigh the possible benefits.
Author: 
Kathy Tyler Stelten
Grade Range: 
6-8
Duration: 
2-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
4: Human Systems
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment