Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier

Author: Ying Chang Compestine,Vinson Compestine

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125321

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta army created to serve and protect the emperor in the afterlife—lies hidden in the hills around them. But if Ming’s father doesn’t prove it soon, the town’s Political Officer will condemn him to the brutal labor camps. From the stories of a terra-cotta soldier who has survived through the centuries, Ming learns the history of Emperor Qin, known for building the Great Wall of China, and how and why the terra-cotta soldiers came to be. As their unlikely friendship develops, Ming experiences the mysterious tomb firsthand, braving deadly traps and witnessing the terra-cotta army in action. Most importantly, he comes to see how he can save both the terra-cotta soldiers and his father from the corrupt Political Officer and his Communist cronies. The book is illustrated with photographs of Communist Chinese village life in the 1970s, the Great Wall, and, of course, the excavated tomb with its many terra-cotta soldiers. It also features a special recipe from the story. Praise for Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier "Historical photos and Indiana Jones–style adventure enrich this tale of an unusual meeting between the Qin Dynasty and the 20th century." --Kirkus Reviews "Despite the hardships, both courageous characters work to uphold their respective duties: Shi to protect the tomb and Ming to protect the cultural legacy of China’s people. With archival art, recipes, and end notes, this title is sure to be a hit in the classroom." --Booklist

Secrets of the Terracotta Army

Tomb of an Ancient Chinese Emperor

Author: Michael Capek

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476599173

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4567


"Describes the archeological wonders of the Terracotta Army, including discovery, artifacts, ancient peoples, and preservation"--

The Terracotta Warriors

The Secret Codes of the Emperor's Army

Author: Maurice Cotterell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438799

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 7037


Explains esoteric secrets of the sacred solar science encoded in the massive army of terracotta warriors that guards the tomb of Chinese emperor Ch’in Shi Huangdi • Decodes the farewell message of the first emperor of China concealed more than 2,000 years ago in the 8,000 terracotta warriors that guard his tomb • Shows the spiritual principles of this sacred solar science and its remarkable insights into heaven, hell, and the immortality of the soul • Latest book by the bestselling author of The Tutankhamun Prophecies and The Lost Tomb of Viracocha When the first emperor of unified China, Ch’in Shi Huangdi, felt his death approaching, he decreed that he be entombed within a pyramid and that his tomb be protected by an immortal army of terracotta soldiers. In 1974 archaeologists discovered the first of more than 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors, each weighing half a ton, buried circa 220 B.C.E. near this emperor’s pyramid tomb. Maurice Cotterell shows how Shi Huangdi--like the pharaoh Tutankhamun, the Mayan lord Pacal, and Viracocha in Peru--was a keeper of the sacred solar science of the ancients, a science that included a sophisticated understanding of the effect of the sun on earthly affairs, fertility rates, and personality. The keepers of this science taught that the soul was immortal and was destined to transform into star energy or be reborn on Earth, depending on an individual’s spiritual progress in his or her lifetime. Using his unique understanding of how and why ancient civilizations encoded this extraordinary knowledge, Cotterell decodes the emperor’s farewell message concealed in the terracotta warriors--a message that reveals the true purpose of life and the imperishable nature of the soul.

The 13 Secrets of Power Performance

Author: Roger Dawson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct

ISBN: 9780131230354

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

View: 8655


Based on his work and interviews with hundreds of the world's most successful people, internationally recognized speaker and trainer Roger Dawson reveals the 13 secrets that he has discovered to be the common denominators for high achievement.

Ancient China

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China's Past

Author: Jacqueline Ball,Richard H. Levey

Publisher: National Geographic Society

ISBN: 9780792278566

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5217


Discusses important archeological finds from China's past and reveals how archaeologists use the latest technology to discover clues to ancient Chinese civilization.

The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes

Author: Ying Chang Compestine

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351045

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4279


Ming Da is only nine years old when he becomes the emperor of China, and his three advisors take advantage of him by stealing his stores of rice, gold, and precious stones. But Ming Da has a plan. With the help of his tailors, he comes up with a clever idea to outsmart his devious advisors: He asks his tailors to make “magical” new clothes for him. Anyone who is honest, the young emperor explains, will see the clothes’ true splendor, but anyone who is dishonest will see only burlap sacks. The emperor dons a burlap sack, and the ministers can’t help but fall for his cunning trick.

Ancient History, Grades 5-8

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 1420630490

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 525


Designed to help students think critically about mysteries in ancient history. Includes teacher lesson plans, background information, and student activities.

Document-Based Assessment Activities

Author: Cynthia Boyle,Blane Conklin,Kathleen Vest,Jeanne Dustman

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425806101

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 8987


Take students beyond textbook history to explore various people and events from ancient Egypt through the 20th Century using primary sources. Students will develop critical-thinking and essay writing skills as they analyze the various documents including photographs, posters, letters, maps, and more. Multiple social studies topics are included for grades K-3, 4-8, and 9-12. A Teacher Resource CD is also included. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports the Common Core State Standards. 344pp.

The Tomb of China's First Emperor

Author: Enzo George

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 153820651X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2874


"The tomb of China's First Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, is guarded by an army of more than 6,000 life-size terracotta warriors. Doubtless many untold treasures and secrets are sealed in the unopened burial chamber, and perhaps a deadly river of mercury, too. Young archaeologists will delight in learning about this famous ruler and his quest for eternal life. They'll find out how the latest technology is being used to reveal more about the tomb's contents while preserving its artifacts. Beautifully vivid photographs complement the intriguing text, while a timeline aids in summarizing key historical details."