History has always been one of those subjects that can be a challenge to teach people of just about any age. Memorizing facts and dates about people groups that are long gone and seem to have little bearing on the present is difficult, especially for children. If you can find a way to connect that history to something real and “in the present,” it makes teaching these subjects more interesting and memorable.
Take the Mycenaeans for example. This Bronze Age civilization does have an interesting history, but try convincing a six year old of that fact. Pictures of ruins and artifacts are helpful, but if you can put something physically in their hands the chance there’s a better chance for engagement. We tried this in our study this year and it was definitely helpful.
As were many thriving civilizations of the time, the Mycenaean people were a military force to be reckoned with and one of their signature pieces of armor were the unique boars tusk helmets that the soldiers wore. Naturally we could not recreate the full leather and tusk helmet in a class setting, but we could make something that resembled the helmet and engage the creative mind while teaching the facts about the people who wore them.
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