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  1. The Great Wall of China Vocabulary

  2. Craftsman • Definition: Skilled workers • Examples: Carpenter, stonemason, plumbers, carvers, weavers • Sentence: The craftsman had undergone four years of training before getting his job.

  3. Craftsmen • http://

  4. Domain • Definition: Area ruled by a government • Synonyms: Land, Realm, Nation • Sentence: The domain of the United States is the 48 mainland states plus Hawaii and Alaska.

  5. Domain of the United States

  6. Durable • Definition: Sturdy and long lasting • Synonyms: Enduring, strong, tough • Antonyms: Fragile, weak, breakable • Examples: Cement walkway, steel ship • Non-examples: Balloon, paper cup

  7. Durable? Glass Vase…

  8. Durable? Metal Statue…

  9. Dynasty • Definition: Line of rulers from one family • Examples: Moctezuma I, II, and III • Sentence: The Ming dynasty ruled China for generations.

  10. Excluding • Definition: Keeping someone or something out • Synonyms: Block, reject • Antonyms: Include, welcome • Sentence: The Great Wall of China was built for the purpose of excluding invaders.

  11. Excluding can hurt…

  12. Excluding can help…

  13. Extravagance • Definition: Wasteful spending • Synonym: Luxury • Examples: Fancy foods, silk clothes, jewels, mansions • Sentence: The rulers of China lived in extravagance while the people were often starving.

  14. Extravagance

  15. Laborers • Definition: Workers • Examples: Diggers, carriers, farm workers • Sentence: The laborers were forced to work without a break.

  16. Laborers

  17. Massive • Definition: Large and solid • Synonyms: Huge, gigantic, colossal, enormous • Sentence: The massive blocks used to build the pyramid took hundreds of men to move.

  18. Nomadic • Definition: Moving from place to place • Sentence: The Inupiat were traditionally a nomadic people, moving seasonally to where the food sources were.

  19. Nomadic • Summer Winter

  20. Steppe • Definition: Vast, dry, grassy plain • Sentence: They hunted buffalo on the grassy steppes of China.

  21. Steppe

  22. Terrain • Definition: Features of land • Examples: Marshes, mountains, hills, meadows, flatlands • Sentence: The mountainous terrain made it hard to farm in the area.