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The River Swallows Up a Home (Clip 2 of 2)

In the second clip from the Up the Yangtze lesson plan, Mr. Yu, a farmer, sees that with each passing day, his home is being devoured by the Yangtze River. The construction of the Three Gorges Dam has flooded the surrounding area, displacing some 2 million people. Students should discuss whether they think the Chinese government is doing the right thing by building the dam.