Teach Through Educational Travel: Mont St. Michel

Download a larger image of Mont St. Michel in Normandy, France. Share the photo with your class and then discuss the following:

  • What are the challenges and benefits of living on an island? If you were building a town on a small island, what would you include? What would you avoid?
  • Imagine that you are a medieval pilgrim, having walked for miles to visit the church at the top of the island. It was believed to have been built by the direction of the Archangel Michael in 708 C.E. The pilgrims had to wait for low tide to walk across to the island. What impact would this have on you and your faith?
  • Compare the location where Machu Picchu was built, high in the Andes in Peru with Mont St. Michelle’s location.

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.