This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on the New Seven Wonders of the World – The Great Wall of China. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
The most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history, the Great Wall of China consists of numerous walls and fortifications, many running parallel to each other. Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the 3rd century as a means of preventing incursions from barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire, the wall is one of the most extensive construction projects ever completed. The Great Wall never effectively prevented invaders from entering China, it came to function more as a psychological barrier between Chinese civilization and the world, and remains a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength.
Between the 18th and 20th centuries, the Great Wall emerged as the most common emblem of China for the Western world, and a symbol both physical–a manifestation of Chinese strength–and psychological–a representation of the barrier maintained by the Chinese state to repel foreign influences and exert control over its citizens.
Today, the Great Wall is generally recognized as one of the most impressive architectural feats in history. In 1987, UNESCO designated the Great Wall a World Heritage site, and a popular claim that emerged in the 20th century holds that it is the only man made structure that is visible from the moon.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Great Wall
Qin Dynasty Construction
Scope of the Project
History of the Great Wall (2)
The Wall & The Ming Dynasty
Ming Wall Expansion
Inner & Outer Walls
Significance of the Wall
The Wall Today
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Seven Wonders of the World.