Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: Some points about mud bricks

Activity overview:

Yet another video made with old footage. I've had my new computer for three weeks now and the thing still does not work, but I do expect to be shooting new material reasonably soon.

In the first day of comments, four people made the same point, so I'll deal with it here: wattle and daub construction was indeed used in northern Europe, where it proved effective despite the more damp weather. However, an important difference is that mud bricks are load-bearing, and if they are weakened by damp, the walls of a building will sag; whereas in wattle and daub, the roof is held up by a wooden structure, the walls have a core of wickerwork, and the mud daub is used just as a draught excluder.

I have never visited a city of mud brick houses, all right-angles and flat rooves, but I do intend to one day.

In a region with reliable hot weather, mud bricks are very easy to make and require little more than water, some simple wooden frames for moulds, and space to let them dry.

Tagged under: mud,brick,bricks,mudbrick,mudbricks,troy,hisarlik,hissarlik,turkey,archeology,archaeology,houses,building,walls,technology,ancient,greece,adobe

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share Some points about mud bricks on Google+ Share Some points about mud bricks on Twitter Share Some points about mud bricks on Facebook Pin Some points about mud bricks Email Some points about mud bricks

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome