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   Castles in the Middle ages:

What were the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods used in attacking castles?

1. On a new page in your book, draw a chart like the one below. (Use the above headings for your new page.)
    (Or print off this worksheet doc.)

Method of attack

Advantages


Disadvantages

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 6.  

 

 


  Which method would you use to attack a castle?  Explain your choice in a paragraph.        

 

 

 

 

2. Visit the following web site, and as you move through the web site, fill in your table in your book.

   http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/lessons/castles/

3. When your teacher has checked your completed chart, try your hand at destroying a castle in the activity at this site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet/destroy.html

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