Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Celtic history co-op. Week 5: Weapons

Week 5: We made Celtic shields.

Warring Celts painted themselves blue and wore very little clothing during battle. Prior to battles it was customary to brush hair and groom oneself. Although men were the primary warriors, the women sometimes fought alongside their men. Boudica is one famous Celtic warrior.

One way to identify the origin of an ancient shield is by the shape. Viking shields were round, Roman shields were cylindrical and Celtic shields had an oblong shape with rounded ends. Celtic shields were constructed from metal and contained raised designs.

Our Celtic shields were made from recycled pizza boxes, caulk and paint. After decorating shields with caulk they were spray painted.





To read more about our homeschool history co-op activities click on one of the cultures below.
Celts
Vikings
Scythians
Ancient China





2 comments:

  1. These are neat. Thanks for sharing. I would love if you linked up to my fun frugal friday www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that he's using a caulking gun that's half his size.

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