Great Wall of China, The
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Great Wall of China, The

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    978-1-59953-597-5

Look InsideLanguage Arts Correlations Look Inside Thousands of years ago, the Chinese wanted to build a defensive wall. Millions of workers throughout China created the largest human-made structure in history. Today it is one of the top engineering marvels in the world. Correlates with STEM instruction. Includes glossary, websites, and bibliography for further reading. New additions to the award winning series take a look at some of the most remarkable engineering accomplishments of our time. Learn about the ideas early stages of development, problems encountered along the way, and how each great idea has influenced our lives. Perfect for STEM connections.

  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
    X
  • Lexile Level
    780L
  • Reading Level
    5.7
  • Reading Level Range
    5.0-5.9
  • Dewey Number
    931
  • Dewey Number Range
    900-999
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Series
    A Great Idea
  • Copyright
    2014
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Non-Fiction
  • Grade Level
    4-6
  • Author
    Don Nardo
  • Subject
    Technology & Engineering
Hitting the sweet spot between offering enough eye and mind candy to keep casual browsers riveted and yet also providing sufficient factual content to satisfy both assignment requirements and deeper interest...Norwood’s “A Great Idea: Engineering” are solid first choices.

Blending specific information with dramatic storytelling, these accounts of some of the world’s most ambitious construction projects all capture a sense of their awesome scale. The volumes recount massive obstacles, hazards, worker abuses, and environmental stresses. Other issues are also covered. (“The number of people who died building the Great Wall may have exceeded 1 million.”) Authors highlight the ingenious, often unique, engineering that made each project possible. Enhanced by sidebars, color photos or period images, and helpful resource lists, these titles all make riveting reading.

Series Made Simple, November 2013



This book will draw in boys who want to know how things are made and may lead some to become engineers. First Choice Book.

Clark County School District, January 2014