Michelangelo as an Architect and Engineer
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New October 2022! Michelangelo expert, Dr. William Wallace, explains how the artist’s architecture and engineering skills were used for various projects.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: DBiography-20**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Michelangelo studied how the Romans moved large blocks of stone in order to procure material for his sculptures. After a little research, have students build a model of how they picture this process.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.