China Great Wall


China’s Great Wall” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:


Describe two (2) specific aspects about the Great Wall of China, such as facts about its size, length, purposes, varied materials, labor force, and its phases of construction. Consider the various purposes of such a wall and its impact for good or bad, and compare the Chinese wall in this respect to some specific wall of more modern times.


Compare and contrast the Great Wall of China with The Tomb and Terra Cotta Warriors of Qin Shihuangdi. Which is his greatest legacy?  Or, take the opposite approach and present the case that neither was Qin Shihuangdi’s greatest legacy.




China and Its Great Wall


•Chapter 7 (pp. 212-213, 220), early phases, (p. 605) later phase


•Explore wall interactively at


•Video at


•UNESCO article at


•“China’s Wall Less Great in View from Space” article at