Welcome to China
Presentation Created by Mr. Tom Quinn
Narragansett Pier School Grade 7 Social Studies
The Land and People
• China is approximately the size of the
United States but has five times as many
World Population Comparison
USA RUSSIA EGYPT JAPAN CHINA
• China has one of the
oldest civilizations. The
first settlements date back
to 6000 BC.
• In ancient times the
Chinese believed their
culture was the most
perfect on Earth. They
called their land Chung-
Kuo, The Middle
The Great Wall
• To preserve their cultural purity and to keep
foreign influence out, they built a huge wall.
Some Facts About The Great Wall
• Ch’in Shih Huang Ti, the first real emperor, had
the Great Wall built to keep out Mongol invaders
in the Second Century BC.
• The Wall is almost 3,750 miles long and travels
over many miles of mountainous terrain in
• The Wall was built by 1,000,000 people in a
period of just 10 years.
• It is the only manmade object that can be seen
from outer space.
The Emperor-Son of Heaven
• In ancient times China was ruled by an
emperor. He was believed to be the Son of
Heaven and he lived in a beautiful palace
inside the famous Forbidden City.
• The emperor was believed to be divine.
• He was the only person allowed to wear
The Forbidden City
• The Forbidden City is
located in China’s capital,
• There are 9,999 rooms in
the Forbidden City.
• Today tourists from
around the world walk
where only emperors did.
• The last emperor was
forced to leave the
Forbidden City in
• In 1949 a communist
revolution led by Mao
Zedong created the
People’s Republic of
China and the World
• Today the Chinese
government is under fire
for human rights
• China is struggling with
the problems of
• Most of the population
lives in poor rural villages.
Many have no electricity
or running water.
The Mausoleum Of Mao A Guardian Lion inside the
Zedong in Beijing Forbidden City
The Terracotta Army of the
Emperor Qi Shi Huang Di
An Army for the Lord of 10,0000
Over 8,000 life sized figures were buried with the Emperor Qi
Government and Religion
The Summer Palace of the A Buddhist prayer pagoda
Ming Dynasty Emperors. outside Beijing.
In the Eye of the Dragon