The Great Wall of China

by Dorothy Poe

What was it?

The Great Wall of China was built 2000 years ago. The Great Wall of China is 4,000 feet long. You could see The Great Wall from outer space. It is one biggest wall ever built.

The Who and the How?

The emperor of China ordered The Wall to be built. The workers who built The Wall were mostly soldiers. Common men from China also helped build The Wall.

A material that was used to build was sometimes brick. Another material that was used to build The Wall was stone. The builders also used pounded dirt.


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Why?

The Great Wall of China was built to protect the people from enemies. It was built to know when to attack enemies at the right time. The people of China were also able to know when the enemies got close. They were trying to keep the Mongols from getting in.

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Success!

It was hard work, but it was worth it to protect China. The Wall was successful in keeping the Mongols out of China and the public was safe.