Learn some history of the great Chinese imperial dynasties, particularly the Ming, and help build the Great Wall of China with the interactive map that is part of this lesson. By examining the Great Wall you can learn something about the foreign policy of China and the intentions of its neighbors in the 14th through 16th centuries. Information is provided about the resources needed to build the wall and an essay about the geography of China describes the terrain covered by this huge civil engineering undertaking. Teachers will find guiding questions, learning objectives, and lesson activities that will support student knowledge as the students work on the Great Wall. In addition are photographs of the wall today.
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