World History 10 Mr. Hannah March 21, 2007 CASTLE SIEGES Use the web site www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet to do the following assignment: 1. Click on “Medieval Arms Race.” Identify the devices and methods used to attack a castle. 2. Write a brief description of how each of these devices or methods was used. 3. Briefly describe the 4 defensive strategies discussed at this web site. 4. When finished, Click on “Destroy the Castle” on the main menu and see if you can successfully design and use a trebuchet. What things did you have to adjust in order to make a good trebuchet? What risks did you have to take in order to make it more effective?
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