This lesson includes a short PowerPoint introduction to the 3 Gorges Dam, a 2-page article about the dam, and a suggested lesson plan for having students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the structure. The lesson plan includes the use of a graphic organizer, small groups, heavy discussion, and a writing assignment to be used as the culminating activity. This lesson took me two 50-minute class periods to complete. The article is in Word format, so it can be adjusted if you desire. I also think it is possible to make some changes to the suggested assignment by cutting steps out if you are running short on time.