Architecture: Cathedrals

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    Content Questions: 

    Answer these questions based on your reading and research. The numbers and letters in the brackets after each question will help you identify in which resource the answer can be found.


    What was the shape of most cathedrals? [ACath1]

    Name 3 famous cathedrals in Britain and give one detail about each as examples. [ACath2]

    What part of the cathedral did the people pray in and what did it look like? [ACath2]

    What material was  used to build most Middle Ages cathedrals? [ACath3]

    What were Flying Buttresses and what purpose did they serve? [ACath3]

    Describe how stained glass was made.  [ACath4]

    How was art used in cathedrals, like St. Paul's?  [ACath2]

    How were cathedrals different from previous churches? [ACath5]

    What allowed the cathedrals to be built so tall churches?[ACath5]

    Why did people want tall cathedrals churches? [ACath5]




    Guiding Questions: 

    Answer these questions based on your reading and research. Identify a possible "turning point" (transformational event/key idea/invention that changed the course of history) and fully answer the questions below. Write your items in the blank row directly below each question.


    What was the innovation? ("key idea", "turning point", "transformational event")

    Who was involved?

    When was the time period?

    Where did this innovation occur?

    What was life like before the innovation (you may have to infer this)?

    *Can you identify a specific cause for this innovation? (bonus question)

    How did life or culture change after the innovation?

    Why could this be considered a turning point (go back to your definition of Turning Point)?