Beginning in prehistoric times the Yangtze River has been both the primary lifeline and the most destructive force in what is now Central China. For the past century, the Chinese government has considered ways to harness the Yangtze’s strength and tame it’s devastating power. A decade ago, the government set out to accomplish this goal as they began construction of what will be the world’s largest dam when completed in 2009.

    Please join us on a WebQuest as we learn about the Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze River by developing a Policy Briefing about its impact on the people, environment, industry and history of China.    
The Assignment | The Issues | Evaluation | Conclusion | Instructor Notes | Credits

Produced by Susan Connell at the Department of Educational Technology
San Diego State University
EDTEC 541 Instructor: Dr. Bob Hoffman
EDTEC 570 Instructor: Dr. Bernie Dodge
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