Great Wall of China

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The lesson introduces students to the Great Wall of China and its place in world history, the origins of the wall, and facts about the Great Wall.  Many students may never have heard of the Great Wall of China, and this may be their first exposure to it.  The teacher may also choose to compare it to other walls built as boundary lines between countries and cities throughout the world and in history.  A video from the additional resources is highly recommended for students to view the Great Wall as it has developed today as a tourist attraction.

Great Wall of China Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about the Great Wall of China
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The interesting lesson introduces students to the Great Wall of China.  The lesson begins with an overview of other walls and boundary lines between countries and cities, like the Berlin Wall.  The lesson then covers the Great Wall, how the wall was built, its place in world history, and other facts about the Great Wall.  Many students may never have heard of the Great Wall of China, and this may be their first exposure to it.  A video from the additional resources is highly recommended for students to view the Great Wall as it has developed today as a tourist attraction.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Ask: When you see a fence or a wall separating property or different areas of a neighborhood, what do you think about?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask:  Why do people who live in homes often place fences or walls around their yard?
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students if they know where walls or fences may be used to separate entire towns or countries.
  4. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce the Great Wall of China.
  5. Distribute Great Wall of China content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  6. stribute Activity page. Students design a Friendly Wall.  Read and review the instructions.  Pair students.  Distribute supplies.  Circulate through the room assuring students remain on task.  Encourage students to be creative.
  7. Once completed, each pair of students share their completed designs. (Students may vote on the Best Friendly Wall.)
  8. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.  Some corrected statements may vary.
  9. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.  Allow students to share the advantages and disadvantages of a wall of fence.
  10. In closing, ask students: Are there places in the country or the world where you believe fences or walls should be constructed?  Why or why not?

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.4

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions.

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies