Michelangelo Works on St. Peter’s Basilica
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New October 2022! Michelangelo expert, Dr. William Wallace discusses the artist’s engineering skills and how those were used in the redesign and reconstruction of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: Biography-15**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Based on the video, have students make a scale drawing of the ramps used to allow donkeys to carry material up to the construction sites.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**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.