6. 35-Extended Response You have 45 minutes to complete this essay. Prompt

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6.35-Extended Response
You have 45 minutes to complete this essay.

Prompt: One of the most influential Chinese leaders was Qin Dynasty ruler, Shi Huang. Based on your knowledge explain how Shi Huang contributed to the unification of northern China.

(You must address)


  1. Introduction Paragraph(Thesis statement-That includes the important details from the prompt. A sentence to introduce each of the following pargraphs).

  2. Paragraph on policies that unified northern China with at least 3 policies each with supporting details. Include information from the stimuli.

  3. Paragraph on achievements. Include information from the stimuli. (Remember to include why the Great Wall was built including your knowledge of China’s isolated geography.)

Stimuli 1macintosh hd:users:ashelton:desktop:qin-dynasty-map1.gif

Stimuli 2-Historical Relics

To appreciate the achievements of the Qin Dynasty it is recommended to take a tour to see the Terracotta Army or the

Baotou Guyang Great Wall Section.

The Baotou Guyang section of the Great Wall stretches for over 120 kilometers (75 miles) and runs across three villages. The Guyang section of the Great Wall was built along hillsides, where the local materials and conditions were made full use of.

The wall was rammed layers of earth in the areas on the plains, while it was built faced with stone blocks and filled with soil and stones in the mountainous areas. 

Dimensions: The 12-kilometer (8-mile) long Jiufenzi section of the Great Wall (in Guyang County) is well-preserved, with the external wall being 16 feet high and the parapet wall being 7 feet tall, 9 feet wide at the top, and 10 feet wide at the bottom. The body of the wall was built using large rocks.

Materials: We can tell that the ancient workers and soldiers cut the stones piece by piece from the nearby mountains, and laid them after they were shaped. Each block of stone weighs from 55 lb to 66 lb. It's materials and careful construction have allowed the Qin Great Wall at Guyang to remain standing, despite being exposed to the elements, for over 2,000 years.

Standing on top of the Great Wall offers visitors an exceptional view of its undulating beauty.

A watchtower or beacon tower was situated every 1,000 meters (0.6 mile) inside the wall, and most of them are set on the tops of mountain ridges. Four remain in Guyang County; the rest have collapsed.

Hundreds of rock paintings were on the internal sides of the Great Wall (107 rock paintings have been discovered), including pictures of goats, camels, deer, dancers, knights, and vivid ancient characters.
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