The Great Wall was built for China’s protection. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB4nXADdPPY
Essential Understanding Classical China was centered on the Huang He (Yellow River) and was geographically isolated.
The Huang He 6 th Longest River at 3,395 miles Called the Yellow River, named for the color of the silts that are carried downstream in its flow. One of the most creative uses of the river occurred during World War II. Chinese troops under Chiang Kai-Shek broke the levees on the Huang He in order to flood a valley and stop the advance of invading Japanese troops. The resulting flood was massive, and the death toll of the invaders topped 900,000.
More Understandings… Of Chinese contributions to civilization, Confucianism and Taoism are among the most noted.
Take a deep breath and begin… Qin Shi Huangdi built the Great Wall to keep out invaders (Invaded from the North) Governed by a line of ruling families called dynasties. Mandate of Heaven- Chinese rulers were divine but still had to rule justly
The Silk Road The Silk Road helped trade and contact between China and other cultures as far away as Rome.