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Yangtze Cruise (Clip 1 of 2)

In the first clip from the Up the Yangtze lesson plan, filmmaker and narrator Yung Chang explains the significance of the Yangtze river and the goals and repercussions of the building of the Three Gorges Dam. He introduces the "farewell cruise," in which tourists gather to see the Yangtze before it is permanently changed. Students should discuss how they would feel if their government asked them to move because the city they lived in would soon be flooded.