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Google Earth Voyager Story: The Geometry of Castles

During Medieval times, castles were fortresses, mini-cities where the royalty lived, and symbols of power. Most castles were tall, imposing structures. But why were they so tall? Was it just for symbolic reasons, to allow a king to show his center of power and influence? In this exploration, we will explore the geometry of castles in order to better understand why they were built the way they were. To see the Google Earth version of this lesson go to this link (best viewed in Chrome).

Note: The download is the Teacher's Guide.

Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.A.1
Grade Range 9 - 12
Curriculum Nodes Geometry
    • Angles and Planes
        • Applications of Angles and Planes
Copyright Year 2019
Keywords angle, line of sight