Cathedrals and Universities: Crash Course History of Science #11

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How are so many medieval buildings still standing today? And, how did ancient builders learn such skills? Discover the amazing feats of medieval engineers with part 11 in a 15-installment History of Science series. The narrator describes how cathedrals increased the population around them, as well as what majors and courses medieval college scholars studied.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the resource to explain the medieval educational process
  • Break the class into small groups and ask them to research one of the famous universities shown in the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Spend a little time after the video discussing how the change in educational texts led to a wider range of scientific thought and experiment to ensure students understand this main idea

  • The subject matter is engrossing for pupils in high school
  • Diagrams illustrate the engineering behind massive cathedrals in a manner all individuals understand

  • None
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