History of Weapons: Siege Weapons Self-Paced Class


Class Format: Self-Paced
Ages: Middle School, High School
Teacher: Mrs.P

Sold By: 4 Little Penguins Publishing


**$4.00 for a 4-month subscription to the class page**

Welcome to the History of Weapons: Siege Weapons Self-Paced Class! How do you get in the castle when those within want to keep you out? Siege weapons, of course! Just because those fancy nobles are hidden away behind walls of stone, don’t think the invading enemy can’t get in (or at least inflict a lot of damage trying)! Being able to attack the “impenetrable fortress” with fervor was an important aspect of war-craft as soon as stone walls and moats were created. If you are planning on laying siege to a castle or heavily fortified outpost soon, you will need this class!

ALL History of Weapons classes are taught from a neutral point of view and are family friendly!

This class covers these weapons:

  • Catapults
  • Onagers
  • Mangonels
  • Trebuchets
  • Ballista
  • Crossbows for Siege attacks (you may be surprised)
  • Ramming Devices
  • Siege Towers
  • Briefly touches on Palintonons and Ladders

In this Self-Paced Class you will find:

  • Siege Weapons Ebook (20 pgs)
  • History of Weapons Siege Weapons Slide presentation (66 slides)
  • 6 Videos that support the learning of these weapons available in MP4 format.
  • Project Ideas and instructions on building catapults and trebuchets
  • Printable maps to use with the class
  • Test with the Test Key separate
  • Certificate of Completion

This class is a self-paced, subscription class. Upon enrollment, you will gain immediate access to the class page and all class materials. Your subscription to the class page runs for 120 days (about 4 months) during which time you can access the materials as much as you want. Once your subscription time has ended, you will no longer have access to the class page, however, you can purchase another subscription any time you want and as many times as you want.  It is 100% teacher-supported and all class resources will be delivered via a class page online though not all assignments are online.

Pre-requisites for Class: None

Supplies Needed for this Class: Maps, a test, and a certificate of completion are provided, you will need a printer to print them if desired and colored pencils for marking maps should you choose to do so, as well as a folder or small binder to keep them in. Items needed for any projects will vary depending on which project if any, you choose.

Textbook/Workbooks Needed for this Class: None, all books are provided.

It should be noted that when discussing dates in history both known forms of historical “dating” are used, due to the prevalence of both forms in books and on the internet. Curious as to how I use both dating systems interchangeably? Here is an example that you may find: The Song Dynasty began in 960 AD/CE. To prevent bias, I switch the order around, so you may also see: This weapon is first noted in 375 BCE/BC.

Due to the length and nature of this class, it is not subject to our Withdrawal and Refund Policy for self-paced classes.

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Additional information


4 Little Penguins Publishing

Class Start Date


History, Social Studies

Age Group

High School, Middle School



Product Format

Online Class

Class Format

Self-Paced Class

Enrollment Type

Family Share


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