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Medieval History

Take a journey back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of medieval history. Learn about the knights, castles, and epic battles that shaped this intriguing era.
Catapult challenge: use Popsicle sticks, rubber band, plastic spoon and glue to create a working catapult Popsicle Stick Catapult, Popsicle Stick Crafts, Popsicle Sticks, Craft Stick Crafts, Fun Crafts, Marshmallow Catapult, Diy Catapult, Catapult Project, Craft Sticks

Some innovative castle designs by my middle school students, Samuel E. Shull Middle School, Perth Amboy NJ 2017 After watching the video of David Macaulay's Castle, my students designed their own fortresses. They tested the defensive walls by building catapults with popsicle sticks, rubber bands and spoons and firing mini marshmallows at their creations to see how many could land inside. Caerphilly Castle was built in the thirteenth century. It is the largest castle in Wales. To learn more…

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Cassie Kay
Mercatello a Napoli durante la peste del 1656 (The Piazza Mercatello in Naples during the plague of 1656), by Domenico Gargiulo, 1656 — Die Pest, Web Gallery Of Art, Italy History, Peter Paul Rubens, Paris Images, Guernica, Catholic Saints, Wuhan, Baroque

Living through the devastating Italian plague of 1656, the great polymath Athanasius Kircher turned his ever-enquiring mind to the then mysterious disease, becoming possibly the first to view infected blood through a microscope. While his subsequent theories of spontaneous generation and “universal sperm” were easily debunked, Kircher’s investigation can be seen as an important early step to understanding contagion, and perhaps even the very first articulation of germ theory. John Glassie…

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Norberto Barreto-Velázquez

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