Journal Entry #234: Dear Diary, Sorry for not writing for a while. I went on a time-traveling trip to June 12G1 th 212 BCE in ancient China! G2 I went to the time travel port to meet up with my tour guide.
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He gave me his phone number and a walkie-talkie. Then we stepped into the time machine. Everything went black for a few seconds until we landed in front of Qin G3 G4 G5 Shi Huangdi’s palace. We then walked inside and found our rooms.
We then got situated and went to take a walk around the palace. Our tour guide showed us the amazing architecture of the palace. We then went over to the shops in the marketplace. After we were done, we had dinner with the emperor. The emperor told us that his original name was Shang Yang, but he changed it to Shi Huangdi because it fit him better. After our dinner of mostly rice, I went to bed.
The next day our tour guide took us to the great wall, so we could see how it was built. There were many guards that were forced to live near the wall permanently. Then we went to an area of the wall that was being constructed.
There were workers there that told us they were forced to work on the great wall because they were either enslaved by the emperor or, disobeyed the law and were forced to work there. The next day we went to the construction site of the ling canal. I decided to take a boat trip that was headed by my tour guide. Our tour guide told us that the river was being constructed to eventually connect the headwaters of the Xiang river to the Guangzhou. After that, we walked back to the palace to go to bed. G6 The next day we went to the construction site of the terracotta army. There were artists there that worked very hard to create these sculptures of warriors and horses. We saw people sculpting the sculptures and then putting them into the tomb.
They also showed us the traps that they would be set to that no one could ever dig up the emperor when he died. There were also several precious things being put in his tomb. The workers told us that once they died, they would be buried with the emperor inside the tomb. The next day we did something a little awkward. We packed up all our stuff and we dressed as a scholar. We were then buried alive.
Then everything went black and I found myself back at the time travel port with my tour guide and the other tourists. Then I left a brief review on the time travel agency co. website.
It goes as follows: “ I really liked the vacation and I think it was extremely educational. If you are debating whether you should go, I highly recommend you go.” G7 G8 G9 G10 Bibliography: 1. The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. “ Ling Canal.” Encyclopedia Britannica, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 19 Jan. 2015, www.
britannica. com/topic/Ling-Canal. 2.
“ Unearthing Emperor Qin’s Terra Cotta Army.” About Emperor Qin’s Terra Cotta Army | National Geographic, 23 Mar. 2017, www. nationalgeographic. com/archaeology-and-history/archaeology/emperor-qin/. Other sources: 3. My World History notes (Created by Ms.
Sagal)4. The travel Brochure (written by Allan Fung, Kevin Wang, and Kyle Schmerge)Written by Kyle Schmerge (6th grade Cobalt)Finished on 1/19For World History I taught by Ms. Sagal