Great Building Feats shows how and why the world's greatest structures were created, and how engineering, geographical, and technical challenges were overcome during construction. Requiring the best minds of its time, each structure was, and remains, innovative and fascinating in both its creation and appearance. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Science, Technology, and Society; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.
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ABOUT GREAT BUILDING FEATS
A HEAVENLY DOME
THE TEMPLE TAKES SHAPE
THE PANTHEON AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE
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