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  • The Rhythm of Rice Production [National Geographic]
    For grades K-2. Students will explore the importance of rice in Asian communities. They will then learn about the "rhythm" of rice production as they are introduced to its growing cycle. Finally, students will create seasonal images of rice cultivation in a calendar format.
  • Water Resources in Asia: Changes and Challenges [National Geographic]
    For grades 9-12. Utilizing a variety of case studies (teachers can even broaden the choice) relating to China, this lesson highlights the delicate balance between using water resources (rivers and lakes) to improve the standard of living for its population while attempting to preserve and protect natural biodiversity specifically and the environment broadly.

  • The Three Gorges: Should Nature or Technology Reign? [ThirteenEd Online]
    For grades 9-12. In this lesson students will gain exposure to a wide range of information available on the Internet, take the information from the websites and develop a cohesive argument about the benefits or disadvantages of the Three Gorges, hone their debating skills, and use technology to present their information.

  • The Three Gorges: The Biggest Dam in the World [Discovery Education]
    For grades 6-8. In this lesson students will understand that the enormous Three Gorges Dam is now being constructed in China on the upper Yangtze River, that the dam will benefit many people, but it may also cause serious problems, and that dams are built according to complex principles of engineering.

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