|The Roman shield was made from double or
triple plywood and edged with copper. They were curved and usually oval or rectanglar.
Shields were carried in the soldiers left hands. The soldiers learned to lock their
shields together to make a formation called a tortoise. This made a protective barrier
against the enemies' arrows and stones.
made these shields from poster board. The fronts were decorated using permanet markers and
glitter. We attached an additional piece of poster board to the back to slide our arms
through. With the extra piece taped to the back we could easily hold the shields.