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Our 9-month Engineering Marvels project-based study will cover:

  • The Great Wall of China

    • Investigate the construction techniques and historical significance of this ancient wonder.

    • Explore the cultural and strategic importance of the Great Wall in Chinese history.

  • The Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

    • Examine the engineering and architectural innovations behind this iconic amphitheater.

    • Discuss the cultural and social significance of gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome.


  • Machu Picchu (Peru)

    • Uncover the mysteries of this ancient Incan citadel nestled in the Andes Mountains.

    • Analyze the engineering feats required to construct Machu Picchu at such high altitudes.

  • The Panama Canal

    • Explore the history and impact of this monumental feat of engineering, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

    • Investigate the challenges faced during the construction of the Panama Canal and the innovative solutions employed.


  • The Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)

    • Discover the design and construction of Gustave Eiffel's iconic iron structure.

    • Examine the cultural and architectural significance of the Eiffel Tower as a symbol of France.

  • The Hoover Dam (Nevada/Arizona, USA)

    • Learn about the engineering marvel that tamed the Colorado River and provided electricity to the American Southwest.

    • Discuss the environmental and social implications of building the Hoover Dam.

  • The Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)

    • Explore the unique architectural design and construction challenges of this modern masterpiece.

    • Analyze the cultural and artistic significance of the Sydney Opera House as an iconic landmark.


  • The Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE)

    • Investigate the engineering innovations behind the world's tallest skyscraper.

    • Discuss the economic and cultural impact of the Burj Khalifa on the city of Dubai and the global architectural landscape.


  • The Statue of Liberty (New York, USA)

    • Explore the history and symbolism of this iconic monument, gifted by France to the United States.

    • Examine the engineering and construction techniques used to create the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom and democracy.

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