The Forbidden City, China

The Forbidden City, China

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Resource Description

Located in the heart of Beijing, The Forbidden City was once the palace of the Chinese emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties and the largest ancient palace in the world.

The Forbidden City was built between 1406 and 1420 under the order of Yongle Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. More than one million people were used to build the expensive palace. Materials where brought in from all-over China, including ‘golden’ bricks, logs of the rare Phoebe Zhennan trees, and blocks of marble made. The capital of the empire was moved to Beijing city when the palace was competed.

The students task is to carry out research on the Forbidden City to discover what it has to offer and more about the city around the palace. They go on to design a slogan and logo for the ancient tourist attraction which will be used on all posters, adverts and merchandise.

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The Forbidden City.docx
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Willson Education
Willson Education
I’m a Geography teacher with experience educating at various levels, ranging from mainstream schools, SEN and extra-curricular tuition. I also have experience in teaching humanities, English and PSHE topics. My resources are designed primarily as schemes of works for mainly Geographical topics with all levels considered

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