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Epic Weapons of the Ancient World

In this one-time course, students will learn about some of the most amazing weapons from ancient times!
Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
445 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 17 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Meets once
8-12
year olds
3-11
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about six different weapons that were utilized by ancient armies throughout the world.
This class has been created for learners ages 7-12 in mind.  All content will be appropriate for learners in this age range, but there will be some discussion of battles, tactics, and, of course, military weapons in this lesson.  
Instructors with Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy have college degrees in a history related field, as well as experience with the historic contextualization of military events in classrooms, museums, military institutions, or other educational settings.  
No homework is assigned for this lesson
No assessment will be administered as part of this class 
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Discussion of ancient weapons will dominate this class.  All topics will be historically contextualized and fact based.  
Many different sources have been utilized in the creation of this class.  Sources are listed below, in the order that their content will be presented in class:
The Chariot
https://www.britannica.com/technology/chariot
https://www.worldhistory.org/chariot/
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2020/05/hittites-fast-war-chariots-threatened-mighty-egypt 

 The Triple Crossbow:
https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1098/crossbows-in-ancient-chinese-warfare/
https://depts.washington.edu/chinaciv/miltech/crossbow.htm 

The Catapult:
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-catapult-invention-118162
https://www.military.com/video/military-aircraft-operations/catapults/history-of-catapult/3475594046001 
https://sites.google.com/site/physicsofcatapults/home/history-of-catapults 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi4p8ZR4n28 

The War Elephant:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/hannibal 
https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hannibal 
https://historythings.com/hannibals-superweapon-the-war-elephant/ 

Claw of Archimedes:
https://historyhustle.com/iron-claw-of-archimedes/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cRzFsaJiq8 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1YrueoGlbE&t=29s

The Flame Thrower:
https://historyofyesterday.com/the-greek-fire-cb9bc33190ab

The Rocket Launcher:
http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/space/lectures/lec01.html

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Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
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Lives in the United States
Military History Taught by Historians
445 total reviews
319 completed classes

About Us

Welcome to Military History 101!

My name is Amber, and I am the owner/head teacher of Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy.  I have a degree in History from Grand Valley State University, which is located in Michigan, USA.  Prior to becoming a... 
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