Teach Through Educational Travel: Aqueduct in Segovia
- Watch this UNESCO video about Segovia and the Aqueduct. Isn’t it cool that the stones hold each other in? What do you think is the most genius part of the civil engineering of the aqueduct – the structure, building, maintaining cleanliness of the water, gradation, or something else?
Learn about how aqueducts are engineered, and how even in modern times, aqueducts are an excellent means to import clean, fresh water. Contemplate the enormous feat of engineering required to build such a civic treasure.
Build your own aqueduct! Be sure to read the manual first, so that the gods will look favorably down upon you for all of your hard (and structurally correct) work.
Legend has it that the aqueduct was built by the devil, in exchange for a girl’s soul – she who was tired of carrying water. Learn the legend then write your own short legend of the creation of the aqueduct, taking into account local culture and geography. Share your legends!