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
















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





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

Conduct your own research. Google search words such as: 'battering ram disadvantages'

3. When your teacher has checked your completed chart, try your hand at destroying a castle in the activity at this site: (It needs the Shockwave app installed.)

You can also try this learning game called 'Castle Siege':