Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cathedral Architecture Home School Unit

Since our Christmas vacation fell in the middle of our home schooling unit on cathedral architecture (actually I planned it that way), we took a field trip to the Bascilica in Minneapolis to look at the unique elements of Roman and Byzantine architecture which were used to construct this beautiful landmark in our state.  

If you are interested in doing a unit study on cathedral architecture, and you live in Minnesota, I would suggest a trip to either the cathedral in Minneapolis or the one in St. Paul - we have been to both and they each offer wonderful examples of typical cathedral architecture.

Some more resources you may want to consider:

First, this YouTube video made by David Macaulay...

...and second this made for PBS movie by NOVA, that can be found by clicking on the following link:

Building the Great Cathedrals.

What a great way to study architecture - by studying how man has strived to build the ultimate buildings of worship for our Lord and Savior!

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