***Medieval warfare is violent. If you are sensitive to scary or mean things, you should ask your adults before using this learning block***
Start with this video about Medieval warfare and then scroll down to learn more about specific types of weapons and warfare.
How to Attack & Defend a Castle
Skirmish, Seige, Battle: What’s the Difference?
Viking Sword Fighting
Now choose an Activity
How to draw medieval weapons
For this activity you need:
Make a sword & Shield
Make A Trebuchet
Start by watching the video above about trebuchets and how to build them.
If you have an adult with woodworking skills and supplies, you might want to make a wooden one, like you saw on Mythbusters.
This works best if you print it on heavier cardstock.
You’ll also need:
- A straw
- Some string
If you prefer to colour your own, here’s the black and white version.
Start by watching the above video and learning what life was like for knights.
Then, watch this video about jousting: the sport of knights and kings:
Then, move on and learn about how knights became knights and how squires trained.
Books About Medieval Warfare
Click on a book to buy it from Amazon. Or, you can ask for them at your local library.