Objective: In Pages 1 - 20, the people of twelfth century Europe believed that God was the most important force in their lives. This lesson will discuss God's importance and the purpose behind building the cathedral.
1) Class Discussion: Who is important to the people of twelfth century Europe?
Small Group Activity: Why is God so important? How do His followers express their beliefs and honor God?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses. Why have the people of Chutreaux decided to honor God? Why have they decided to honor Him with a cathedral?
Individual Activity: Research a religion of your choosing. What are the basic beliefs of this religion? How is this deity honored?
Class Discussion: Have the students share their research on various world religions.
Homework: Why are the remains of St. Germaine important to the people of Chutreaux? How might the cathedral benefit from these remains?
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