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Over the last few days, we have been learning more and more about the history of Strasbourg and of our host school, Notre Dame. Yesterday, we took a great walking tour of some of the major historical locations of the city. We were happy to have most of our hosts with us!


Check out this reflection by Winston Hofler '20 (with edits by Stephanie) about some of the key historical points we've learned:

"Hier [5/30], notre groupe a appris l'histoire de l'école de Notre Dame à Strasbourg. L'école a été fondée en 1597 par Pierre Fourier et Alix le Clerc. Aujourd'hui [6/1], nous avons visité la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. Un fait intéressant est que les structures de la cathédrale ont été construites à des périodes différentes et qu'elle s'est agrandie au cours des siècles. La cathédrale est également l'un des premiers exemples de l'architecture gothique. Strasbourg est également connue pour avoir changé de nationalités entre les Français et les Allemands parce que c'est la frontière entre la France et l'Allemagne et la région a été annexée par l'Allemagne pendant les guerres. Pour cette raison, Strasbourg a un mélange de culture française et allemande dans son architecture, la nourriture, et bien plus."

"Yesterday [5/30], our group learned about the history of the school of Notre Dame in Strasbourg. The school was founded in 1597 by Pierre Fourier and Alix le Clerc. Today [6/1], we visited the Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg. One interesting fact is that the structures of the cathedral were constructed a different time periods and it has grown larger over the centuries. The cathedral also is one of the first examples of Gothic architecture. Strasbourg is also known for switching nationalities between the French and the Germans because it is the border between France and Germany and has been annexed by Germany during wars. Because of this, Strasbourg has a mix of French and German culture in its architecture, food, and much more."


                               

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More class time. Sharing reflections with partners:


                                 


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1 comment:

  1. This is forcing Winston's dad (me!) to go back to his French text books!

    Congratulations to the whole group on this wonderful trip.

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