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Many soldiers in the battle for Mosul used assault rifles. These guns can shoot many bullets in a short amount of time. The soldier looks through the gun’s scope. A scope makes far away objects look larger. Soldiers can hit those objects more easily.

The Roman Army was one of the most successful militaries in history. They took over a huge area of land. Soldiers marched up to 20 miles per day. Roman soldiers fought with many weapons. They threw spears at enemies. These spears were called javelins. Soldiers also fought swords and daggers.

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Making Connections


Which military weapon do you think is the best? Why?


Have you read books about other military tools? How are they similar to military weapons? How are they different?


Military weapons are powerful. What should soldiers think about before using them?

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