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Contributor: Steven Fawkes

Language of text: French
Type of text: Historical document
Author or source: 1jour1actu
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
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This feature explores children's questions about the recent fire at Notre-Dame .

This page has a brief 'biography' of the cathedral:
1163 = pose de la première pierre de la cathédrale.
1220 = construction de tous les éléments qui forment l'ossature de la cathédrale.
Un siècle plus tard = Notre-Dame a été améliorée et son style architectural a évolué.
1851 = construction de la flèche par l'architecte Eugène Viollet-le-Duc.

There are also details of dimensions, and a separate article about the work of the firemen.

Children may be curious about the fire having seen it in the news

Possibilities of comparing the building stages of N-Dame with those of a local Cathedral or ancient building; constructing a similar biography in English or French.

The dimensions lend themselves to work in maths on sizes, estimation and measurements.

There are references to other cathedrals' dimensions - learners could create a comparative chart

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