The Medieval Experience, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York

Date: October 16, 2010

Location: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, New York 10025
212 316-7540
Time: 9:00-5:00
Contact Hours: 7.5 [can be combined with other IHARE programs]
Cost: $85 (includes lunch)
Cutoff Date: October 12, 2010
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Experience the medieval world without having to leave the country. For one-day, you will be immersed in the medieval world as an adult. The programs at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine have been designed to enhance and supplement classroom cirrcula through inquiry, observation, object-based learning, and hands-on activities in compliance with NYS standards in English/Language Arts, Math/Science/Technology, and Social Studies. Participants will be spending the day with the educators and will leave feeling as if they had spent a day in the past.

9:00 Welcome and Introductions: “What Do You Teach Now?” – Peter Feinman, IHARE

9:30 Program Overview, Marnie Weir, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine

10:00 History and Highlights – talk and tour on the art, architecture, and history

11:00 Medieval Journey Tour – explores the historic role cathedrals played as center of culture, worship, art, and pilgrimages while comparing the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to medieval churches.

12:00 Lunch [Medieval Music Presentation]

1:00 Medieval Arts – the arts of the Middle Ages are highlighted including carving a block of limestone, creating an illuminated letter, sculpting a clay gargoyle, weaving on a loom, making a brass rubbing, and designing a stained glass collage

2:00 Architecture and Geometry Tour – experience firsthand the connection between the Cathedral’s strength, function, and appearance; learn the tools of trade

3:00 Vertical Tour – climb more than 124 feet through spiral staircases to the top of the world’s largest cathedral; see the stained glass windows closeup and study the architecture of the nave while standing on a buttress before ending on the roof with a scenic view

4:00 Teaching the Middle Ages Workshop – Peter Feinman and Marnie Weir

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