For each of the units I teach in Ancient History, I like to have the students complete a building challenge. They are presented with an invention from that time period and they have to recreate this invention using the supplies I provide. This teaches critical and reflective thinking, teamwork, and provides a deeper connection to the society being studied.
This lessons focus is on the Catapult from Ancient Rome. You can also purchase all four activities in my Ancient History Building Challenge Bundle.
Included in this Lesson:
• Teacher Instructions and Answer Key
• Student Worksheet with Background Information, Instructions, and Introductory Questions
• Student Reflection Worksheet
• Pre-made Google Docs and MS Word versions of all student worksheets