100 Facts Arms and Armour covers key topics about the art of attack
and defence with exciting numbered facts for young learners. Each
fact is accompanied by beautiful illustrations and photographs,
which add visual meaning to the information for kids aged 7+ years.
Topics covered in 100 Facts Arms and Armour: • Changes through the
ages in the function of armour and materials for arms. • The
difference in appearance of knights and warriors from around the
world. • Modern developments on the battlefield such as chemical
weapons. 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: • The oldest signs
of warfare come from Krapina, Croatia. Human bones over 120,000
years old have been found there that show marks caused by stone
spearheads. • At the Battle of Agincourt in France in 1415, the
English killed 10,000 Frenchmen, but only about 100 Englishmen lost
their lives. • In the Fiji Islands, warriors would often use a
wooden club shaped like a pineapple to attack their victims!
Activities to make learning accessible and interactive: • Make Zulu
puppets using card, ice-lolly sticks and crayons. • Quiz question:
How was leather armour treated to make it tough? • Create Sashimono
flags using just paper and string.