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Forts, Fortifications, and Castles: Exploring the History of Defense
In this one-time course, students will learn about the history of defensive structures, the types of attacks they were defending against, and as a class come up with strategies to break past some of history’s most impenetrable walls.
Roy Allen Palmer
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With the rise of cities, walls and fortifications became more common. Their evolution would continue along with other technologies of defense. In this one-time course, students will be exploring how people defended themselves from invaders, used fortifications as a means to deter attack, and explore the strategies from both sides. This course will cover social histories, the history of warfare, and explore some of the economic motives in investing time and resources into large defensive...
1. Students will learn how fortifications both deter attacks and change people’s approach to warfare. 2. Students will learn about the time investment and resource allocation for defensive structures. 3. Students will work on their teamwork and strategic thinking as they plan both defensive and offensive strategies. 4. Students will practice their skills in historical analysis.
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1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This course will look at human conflicts in the forms of raids and warfare. The historical events discussed will be contextualized in a way that is both appropriate and accurate to historical events. The content will be age appropriate while discussing real historical events. The activities are designed as a strategy game so that students can understand the decisions historical people had to make in an approachable way.
Roy Allen PalmerPublic History Teacher
499 total reviews
433 completed classes
Hi, Outschool familes! My name is Roy Allen Palmer, and I'm a public history and archaeology educator. I am a public history, public archaeology, and museum educator with seven years of experience in a wide variety of educational and curriculum...