Catapulting Into Social Studies
Posted on 11/21/2016
The sixth grade social studies class are making catapults as part of an ongoing project of developing their own civilizations while they study the development of Mesopotamia. A catapult is a machine used by the Mesopotamians to hurl stones or other large weapons over long distances. The students' civilizations had to "invent" the catapult as part of their development, just like the Assyrians developed weapons in Mesopotamia. According to the students, it was a fun project to do and they loved figuring out how to build their own catapult. The best part of the course was shooting marshmallows across the hallway with their new inventions.