IMAGINE & MAKE OF THE WEEK
THE ENGINEERING OF PARIS
Hello Imagine & Make students, welcome to Paris!
In this first LIVE EXPEDITION of the Engineering that built Paris, you're going to follow and talk to Aida while she takes us to the top of the Eiffel Tower to tell us more about something unusual... their elevators!
Later in this week you'll also adventure into other LIVE EXPEDITIONS that include the Louvre and the Arc de Triumph
This is a pre-recorded video for illustration purposes. This actual class is taught LIVE in the places showcased here.
See below for more things you'll learn this week...
PARIS & ENGINEE-RING
Other grades available
Just like the Eiffel Tower, the glass pyramids in the Louvre Museum were not well received initially. This speaks about aesthetic contrasts. Now they are considered masterpieces. What can this tell you about aesthetic trends? Can this apply to social settings?
Why is French a Romance Language? What does it mean? Are there any French words we use in our everyday English?
The Eiffel Tower is the icon of Paris. What does it represent for Parisians?
The Louvre Museum is one of the most incredible collections of art. What are some of the highlights and why are they so important?
The elevators of the Eiffel Tower were extremely important in its preservation. How do they work?
What are some of France's folk dances?
What metals are behind the construction of the Eiffel tower?
Host teacher of the Week
Aida studied education in Paris, she loves her city and also History.
3th Grade Homeroom Teacher
University of Texas
Maggie lives in southern Texas and her passion for sociology ignited her teaching career. Maggie also loves photography and traveling, there are many countries still on her bucket list including Iceland and Peru.
The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was built in 1889, and it is one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest building in Paris. It was build by the engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower was built as the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. Build a tower using recycled materials following the structural engineering behind the Eiffel Tower. Be creative!
Louis Lumière was a French inventor and the Camera Oscura or "dark chamber" was one of the early prototypes of photography that allowed film later on. Build a camera oscura using the following materials: