Cathedral Field Trips, PreK – 6th Grade
Shapes and Patterns
Grades Pre-K - 2
Explore the geometric shapes and patterns found in the Cathedral. Investigate math in real life as you discover how shapes, numbers, and measurements influence the building of the Cathedral.
Cathedrals in the Middle Ages
Enter the exciting world of the Middle Ages and appreciate the historic role cathedrals played as centers of culture, worship, trade, and pilgrimage. Explore how the role of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is similar to and different from a medieval cathedral.
World Religions: On Common Grounds
Grades 4 - 12
Travel the world and explore the themes and practices of different world religions. Investigate the common ground shared between a variety of belief systems’ values, symbols, and history.
Examine the role of diversity among cultures emigrating to New York during the 19th and 20th centuries by exploring the Cathedral’s history, neighborhood, and mission. Experience the many ways that the Cathedral continues to celebrate values of inclusion, acceptance, and welcome.
Cathedral Community Then and Now
Grades K - 3
Get to know the largest building in the neighborhood of Morningside Heights! Explore the Cathedral’s community then and now by looking closely at archival images of the Cathedral’s construction, as well as maps and aerial images from the past and today. Think critically about ideas like community and welcome as you explore this “house of prayer for all people.”