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Thanh Pham · Fri, 08 Sep 2017 02:07 PM · Category: hands on history · #peta #smh

Siege of Baghdad

The siege of Baghdad latest from January 29 to February 10, 1258. The Mongol forces used Trebuchets as a siege weapon during this siege. Hulagu intended to further extend his rule into Mesopotamia. Hulagu was instructed to attack Baghdad. On January 29, the Mongol army began to… More…


Ethan Bucholtz · Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:29 AM · Category: hands on history · senet

On Tuesday, we played two versions of the Ancient Egyptian game Senet. The first version was our simplified version, in which if you landed on any of the squares that had symbols on them, you would go back four spaces. The second and more complicated version was different as each of the squares with… More…


Alec Willington · Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:07 AM · Category: hands on history

Yesterday we played two versions of knuclebones. The male version and childrens version. The male version consisted of throwing four dice in the air and catch them on the back of your hand. Then you would throw those dice up and pick the ones off the ground and catch it again. It really was… More…

Games and Leisure Questions

Jake Williams · Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:28 PM · Category: hands on history

Q1. We can learn how ancient society and modern society understood and thought about games and leisure. By doing this we can learn how people had fun and enjoyed their lives through various time lines. We will learn how in ancient times most games were violent and brutal but now… More…

Games Across the Ages

Hudson Lund · Sun, 05 Feb 2017 04:49 PM · Category: hands on history




I think that there are many things we can learn from games and leisure from the past. Studying these things can give us helpful insights about what people preferred to do in their spare time, it also can show us how they designed and made game/leisure items and who in… More…

Games, Leisure and history

Thanh Pham · Sun, 05 Feb 2017 02:34 PM · Category: hands on history

Games across the ages

I think we can learn a lot from games and leisure activities and from the past. They can teach us the values of a certain society and what they thought was normal. We can learn how those values have changed throughout the years by comparing old games to new ones.

This… More…

Games Across The Ages

Ethan Bucholtz · Sun, 05 Feb 2017 12:55 PM · Category: hands on history

I hope to learn about what societies were like back when they existed. I also want to learn about how they found amusement and what they did to bide the time and what kind of games they played for fun. I hope to learn lots about all about the games ancient and modern societies and how they… More…

Alex's Blog

Alexander Radin · Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:09 AM · Category: hands on history

In Hands on History I hope to learn about what socioties were like hundreds of years ago and how they found amusment in the games they played and how different these games were to each other. I would also like to know how different the games we play compared to the games they played and… More…

Hands on History Intro

Alec Willington · Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:19 PM · Category: hands on history · intro

I think that we can learn many things from studying games and leisure from the past and present. Some of these things include manufacturing techniques and interests of that day and age, also some of these games can teach us ancient war tactics and therefore we can learn about war from one… More…

Leisure and History

James Pickering · Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:46 AM · Category: hands on history · history

Q1. From what I have seen I think I could learn a lot from the games back then as when looking at what entertainment they watched and enjoyed you could not only see how developed there civilisation was but how developed the people were

Q2. I think I’ll learn a lot from this class and… More…

Starting out

Dhruv Kumar · Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:41 AM · Category: hands on history · h.o.h

I think I can learn many things from studying past leisure activities. I think lerning about games from the past will help us understand when and how technology has changed over time as well as the way we enjoy ourselves, manufacture goods and distribute them across the world.

I think this… More…

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