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Rebuild Notre Dame

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

18+ yrs old

Art and Design

History

Service Learning & Social Good

Work with your students learning about the history of Notre Dame and try to rebuild its roof.

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avatar Submitted By: Leticia Ahumada

September 24, 2019

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Creativity

Supporting Files

Notre Dame cathedral


Replica of Notre Dame in Minecraft

Notre Dame without roof


Replica of Notre Dame in Minecraft without roof

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about medieval art, buildings and monuments
  • Learn about historical buildings, its memory and preservation
  • Learn about architectural plans and reconstruction

Guiding Ideas

What is a cathedral? How were they built during medieval times? What do you know about Gothic architecture?

Research the history and the construction of Notre Dame and as well as the construction of the new roof for the cathedral.

Students roles in Minecraft:

  • Chief = lead the team and support everyone
  • Designer = create a new design for the roof
  • Builder = build the roof
  • Crafter = prepare the block and object in game to build the roof

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Student Activities

Students can take photos with their cameras in game about the building process. They can also have a building diary in which they write down all the activities they accomplish.

Step by step project:

  1. Research about Notre Dame history.
  2. Research about Notre Dame surroundings, the city and its inhabitants.
  3. Take a point of interest
  4. Design a new roof
  5. Build the roof
  6. Present the roof to the community

Performance Expectations

Students will investigate the roof of the Notre Dame cathedral looking for photos and videos about the original building.

Then they will have to research about the surrounding area of the cathedral and it’s main attractions trying to find a point of interest such as tourism, culture, inhabitants… Students will have to come up with a new roof that will address the needs of the community and this unique space. For example they may make the roof accessible for everyone, or turn it into a green area to reduce the contamination of the city.

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Communication
  • Creativity

External References

Supporting Files

Notre Dame cathedral


Replica of Notre Dame in Minecraft

Notre Dame without roof


Replica of Notre Dame in Minecraft without roof