Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction Discussion Questions

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1. Why would the people of Chutreaux begin a project that none of them would live to see finished? Can you understand and explain their motivation?

2. Consider the tools that were used in building the cathedral. What machines were used, and how did these increase the power that the workers could exert?

How would the same tasks be done today?

3. Can you think of any modem building projects that require the widespread cooperation and dedication in a community that a cathedral did in the past?

Do you know of any projects where you live that have stirred up widespread enthusiasm?

4. Gothic cathedrals were the first buildings to use enormous amounts of glass in the walls. What architectural advances made this possible?

5. What have you learned about the structure of society in the Middle Ages?

In what ways was it like contemporary European society? In what ways was it...

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