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Invaders and Settlers: The Vikings
Introduce your young historians to the amazing Vikings! This presentation provides information on the culture, travels, rule, religion, and tools used by the Vikings. After each 3-5 slide section are slides containing compression questions intended to boost listening skills.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 54 Downloads
Westward With the Vikings!
Young scholars identify Norse explorers, considered by many historians to be the earliest Europeans to sail to Newfoundland. Then they recognize the superior craftsmanship of a Viking sailing ship that would have been needed to withstand the long, arduous voyage.
4th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 11 Downloads
Vikings in Vinland
Students examine the role of archaeology in gaining information about past civilizations. After reading an article, they discover evidence of the Viking settlement of North America. They summarize the information in the article by making a map of their explorations.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 84 Downloads
The Children of Eric the Red Explore the West: The Norsemen Encounter Indigenous People of North America
Students read about Viking exploration and complete activities based on the Indigenous people they encountered. In this Viking exploration lesson plan, students compare and contrast stories, write a character sketch, and more.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 8 Views 66 Downloads
Walk Through History
First the Vikings raided Great Britain, and then they set up camp and moved in. Learners explore Viking times and discuss reasons why groups choose to settle. They construct a class timeline, engage in several online activities, and then discuss changes seen in Viking settlements throughout early history.
4th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads
Yo-ho, Yo-ho a Viking's Life for Me
Third graders complete a unit of lessons on the Vikings. They analyze maps, read and discuss myths, summarize the main ideas from resource materials, watch videos, sing a song, draw a picture to illustrate Norse mythology, and define key vocabulary words.
3rd Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads
Who Were the Vikings
A simple and colorful overview of Viking life, religion, and travels await your young class. Each slide depicts cartoon-style images or real photographs of Viking reenactors portraying various concepts. Most useful as an introduction to Viking culture for learners in grades three through five.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 4 Views 11 Downloads
Russia, the Kievan Rus, and the Mongols
How did the Russia we know today come to take shape? How did the Mongols make a lasting impact on the evolution of Russia? John Green discusses this history, including the nation's early separation from the Byzantine Empire and the reign of Ivan the Terrible in an engaging presentation.
11 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Vikings: Sea Raiders, Land Raiders
Students study Viking history. In this ancient civilizations activity, students listen to a lecture about the Vikings and their longships. Students build their own model longships and research how longships were used by the Vikings.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 14 Views 51 Downloads
New Review Hands-On History: Explorers
Bring history to life with this collection of hands-on early explorer activities. From creating a flip book about the Vikings' exploration of North America to a reader's theater performance about Christopher Columbus' search for the Indies, this resource offers learning experiences that will engage the whole class in learning about European explorers.
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History 76 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars explore the significance of the four space programs: Sputnik, Apollo, Viking, and Voyager. In this space exploration instructional activity, students view a space exploration slideshow and complete an included chart of space exploration.
4th - 9th Science 12 Views 92 Downloads