Michelangelo’s Career as an Architect and Engineer
Grades: 3 - 8

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

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

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

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


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