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Transcript of Archery
History of archery
Archery is the oldest olympic sport
When the bow was first invented it was a weapon and way of life not a part of a sport
The bow is not the oldest weapon but is the first invention by man in weaponry.
Archery had its origins around 50,000 years ago.
Nobody really knows when the first bows were drawn but the best guess is 50,000 years ago.
Bows in archery
Recurve bow: A bow where the tips curve away from the bow when drawn back.
Compound bow: A modern bow that uses a levering system of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs. The limbs are much stiffer than other bows.
Barebow: A bow that does not have a mechanical sight or arrow rest.
More bow types
Longbow: A bow that is almost as tall as the shooter/ archer and has narrow limbs.
Crossbow: A bow with a horizontal limb, mounted on a rest that shoots projectiles, called bolts or quarrels.
Forms of archery
Arrows in archery
Steps to accurate shooting
Carbon:Light arrows which are less stiff than other arrows and are dangerous because they break into shards and splinters which could damage the bow.
Aluminum: Stiff and easy to cut to the right size. Also slightly heavier than carbon arrows.
Wood: arrows Less durable than others and are the arrows that were used with the first archery bows
parts of the bow
Parts of the arrow
Target archery: The most common form, you shoot straight at a target in front of you at a certain distance.
Field archery: The form where you shoot at a series of targets at varying distances. Used to improve bow-hunting and can have targets in shapes of animals in realistic widlife settings.
1. Find your stance.
2. Hold your bow in the non-dominant hand
3. Nock your arrow
4.Draw your bow
5.Aim right above the target to get an accurate shot
6.Release and follow through. (follow through by keeping your arm back and the bow upright until the arrow is off the bow)
By: Bailey Schwartzkopf
Best bow and arrow competition:
You have 10 minutes.
You and your group will build a bow and arrow with the supplies given to you. The arrow that goes the farthest will win.
The influence on our society today:(movies/books)
The Hunger games
Chronicles of Narnia :Prince Caspian
Lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smuag
Robin Hood: Men in tights
(and many many more)
Thanks for watching!