This unit is perfect for the history teacher who wants to collaborate with a science or art teacher. While you teach about the history of bridge construction in your class your students science or art teacher can be leading them in a project to design and build their own bridge based on what they learn with you.
Included in the Zip file is a pdf version of the worksheets. If you email me you can also get hold of a PowerPoint presentation and other project sheets that are too big to upload here.
This unit focuses on a number of famous bridges and technological developments throughout history including:
1 - Xerxes' bridge across the Hellespont
2 - Caesar's bridge across the Rhine
3 - Roman engineering (concrete, arches, aqueducts)
4 - Incan rope bridges
5 - London Bridge and the Ponte Vecchio
6 - The Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale
7 - The Menai Strait Bridge
8 - The Brooklyn Bridge
9 - The Forth Rail Bridge
10 - The Golden Gate Bridge
11 - The Millau Viaduct
12 - Future Space Elevators & Bridge Design