Friday, September 18, 2009

Catapults and Marshmallows

This week in Mystery of History Vol 1, we talked about the Assyrians and Babylonians. A small part of the conversation included the fact that the Assyrians (or the donkey-rians as Kellen likes to call them) first invented the catapult and battering ram.

That small tidbit of information led to searching for and watching several videos on the two weapons, and ultimately to the designing of the their own weapons. The catapults were loaded with marshmallows, and war (and eating of the ammunition) was declared.

You just never know where a homeschool lesson may lead.


  1. What a great idea. I bet the kids had lots of fun playing & eating.

  2. I'm sure Kellen liked the 'war" but he apparently doesn't like his picture taken!!!!