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Invaders and Settlers: The Vikings

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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The Vikings! - Crash Course World History 224

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The only thing your high schoolers may know about Vikings is that they wore horns on their helmets—and according to a Crash Course World History video, that's not even true! Watch a short description of Vikings as tradesmen rather than...
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The Sun Compass of the Vikings

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Evidence shows the Vikings likely navigated by using a simple sundial to find their course. Videos, a short story, and discussion help bring this time period to life as they study European history with a hands-on experiment. Scholars...
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Core Knowledge Foundation

The Viking Age Tell It Again!™ Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New ReviewA two-week read-aloud anthology explores the Viking Age. Scholars complete lessons that include reading, discussion, extension activities, and take-home materials. Pausing points signal assessment opportunities.
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Westward With the Vikings!

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students 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...
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Who Were the Vikings

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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What Was So Special About Viking Ships?

For Students 6th - 12th
Viking Longships could go where few ships had gone before. Due to their unique constructions, the wooden ships could navigate shallow waters, brave the rough Atlantic and North Seas, and even rivers and fjords. Find out what was so...
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The Vikings

For Students 5th - 7th
In this Vikings worksheet, learners read about the Vikings and the Viking Age and then answer the 15 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page.
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The Vikings of Scandinavia

For Teachers 3rd
Students become familiar with who the Vikings were and what they accomplished. In this Vikings lesson, students locate the Scandinavian countries. Students will record information about the Vikings in a Viking notebook. Students will...
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Yo-ho, Yo-ho a Viking's Life for Me

For Teachers 3rd
Students 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...
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Feudalism in Europe

For Teachers 7th - 9th
The politics, society, and economics of the Middle Ages were all shaped by the rise of European Feudalism. This presentation covers the Viking and Muslim attacks that lead to Feudalism, as well as the Manor, economics, and social class...
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The Vikings: Sea Raiders, Land Raiders

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The geography of northern Europe, as well as the technological advancements in the nautical world, allowed the ferocity of the Vikings to arrive on the shores of faraway countries. Pupils study Viking history in an instructional activity...
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Viking History

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students learn about the history of the Vikings by watching videos, reading books, and writing journal entries pretending they were Vikings. In this Vikings lesson plan, students also make a long ship out of a milk carton.
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Organizer
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Primary History Vikings Extension Activity - Vikings at Sea

For Students 6th - 10th
In this primary history worksheet, students sharpen their research skills as they study the history of the Vikings at sea. Students select 1, 2, 3, or 4 extension projects to complete.
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Be a Viking!

For Teachers 3rd
Students research the history and culture of the Vikings. Students complete a variety of lessons in which they use maps, discussion, lecture, vocabulary lists, worksheets and quizzes to investigate the culture and traditions of the Vikings.
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Primary History: Viking Settlements

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Viking culture worksheet, students complete 4 extension activities to learn about Viking settlements. Students write a newspaper story, a TV newscast between Alfred the Great and the Danes, use a map to locate modern towns that...
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Organizer
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Primary History: Vikings Trade and Exploration Extension Activities

For Students 5th - 6th
In this Vikings activity, students choose one or more of the four possible extension activities pertaining to the trade and exploration of the Vikings.
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Worksheet
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Primary History: Viking Towns

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Viking history instructional activity, students complete 3 extension activities that help them learn about Viking towns. Students research the excavation work at the Jorvik site, compare Viking technology with current technology,...
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Viking Discoveries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine Viking discoveries. For this Viking history lesson, students research Viking culture. High schoolers use their research findings to write historically accurate narratives and build longship models.
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The Vikings

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research and explore Viking culture, distinguishing between fact and fiction, and examine their contribution to our society.
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The Vikings

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the history of the Vikings. In pairs, they research where the Vikings lived, places they invaded, and their purpose. Students create an illustration to place on a timeline, make a Viking Boat, and play a Viking...
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Worksheet
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Vikings

For Students 4th - 8th
In this Vikings instructional activity, learners read a passage on the Vikings, answer short answer questions, draw, and research the internet. Students complete 4 activities.
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The Viking Legends - In the Beginning

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students listen to a broadcast with two stories on a radio that deals with Viking legends: The Building of the Wall and a creation story similar to Genesis. They discuss each story, write a short scene from one of the stories and then...
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The Dark Ages - Part 9 - The Crusades

For Teachers 6th - 12th
This series concludes with the end of the Viking raids and the beginning of the knights. Kings, vassals, peasants, knights, and the church are all covered. Watch and learn how the Crusades effected Europe by way of relics, trade, and...

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