Great Wall of China

Do good fences make good neighbors? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby investigate the biggest fence of 'em all: the Great Wall of China! You'll learn all about this gigantic defensive barrier--who built it, when it was built, and who it was defending against. Why are some parts of it better built than others? Why did construction on the wall stop in the 17th century? How high? How long? How wide? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Along the way, you'll learn about Chinese history, and how the Great Wall figures in it.

World History Lesson Plan: Uncovering Essential Questions

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students select a world history topic and study it through the lens of an essential question. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »