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Ancient History Brought to Life

TCS sixth grade World History students have been studying ancient Greece. They explored the Mycenaean period and the use of chariots for Olympic races and ceremonial celebrations. They were given a STEAM challenge to engineer a model of a chariot using a limited supply of materials. The chariots needed to have functioning wheels and the ability to be pulled in a race.  The students rose to the challenge and created chariots of various styles, which they raced in their classroom! After the project was completed, they reflected on what went right, what challenges they faced, and what they would change if they were to do this challenge again. This engaging cross-curricular activity encompassed history, engineering, creativity, and collaboration.