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Vikings Learning Path

By Cal OFlynn

Explore the life of the Vikings
19 resources in this Learning Path

1

Map of the Viking World

http://www.rmg.co.uk/sites/default/...iles/media/pdf/Viking_world_map.pdf Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Simple clear map of the areas of Europe, North America and Asia into which the Vikings travelled.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally

Suggestions for use: Display in class and talk about how widely they travelled. Get the students to explore why they might have travelled to Baghdad. (Lots of silver there to interest them.)

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate

Suggestions for use: Display in class and talk about how widely they travelled. Get the students to explore why they might have travelled to Baghdad. (Lots of silver there to interest them.)

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
Special Needs:

2

BBC - Vikings

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/ Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

Comprehensive site on most aspects of Viking life. Covers who they were, their sea skills, their warrior nature, their towns and much more. Includes quizzes and classroom activity suggestions.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Use as a learning centre or station during a unit on the Vikings. The interactive games and quizzes would be a great way to help students review in addition to expanding upon that knowledge base. The activity sections within each area are really great and will provide lots of ideas for class.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

3

Glendalough Round Tower, Co Wicklow

https://rtejr.rte.ie/rtejr-blog/tea...es/2016/11/glendalough-round-tower/ Added: 18 Nov 2016 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Lesson Plan

This is a video from RTÉ's magical site's series based in Glendalough Round Tower, Co Wicklow. This video can be integrated across the curriculum in Maths, Science, History and English. You can explore dates and shapes in Maths, shadows in Science, maps in Geography and comprehension in English. From a historic perspective this video can introduce your class to graveyards, round towers, vikings and clothing then and now.

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in SESE Science
in 1-2 SESE History
in 1-2 English

How it maps to the curriculum

in
SESE Science

Strand: Energy & Forces

Strand unit: Sound

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • explore how shadows are formed

Suggestions for use: Using Google Earth the class can see a shadow created by the round tower which can begin the discussion on shadows

in
1-2
SESE History

Strand: Useful Websites

Suggestions for use: After viewing this short video, the differences between the old and new clothing can be discussed.

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Strand unit: Continuity and change in the local environment

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • visit, explore and become aware of elements in the local environment which show continuity and change

Suggestions for use: After viewing this short video the class can discuss why we no longer build or use round towers.

in
1-2
English

Strand: Oral Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose appropriate words to name and describe things and events
  • combine simple sentences through the use of connecting words
  • experiment with descriptive words to add elaborative detail
  • initiate and sustain a conversation on a particular topic

Suggestions for use: The associated worksheet can be displayed on the screen or interactive whiteboard. The whole class can then answer the questions orally.

Strand: Writing

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • choose topics for writing after conferring with the teacher
  • experience an abundance of oral language activity when preparing a writing task
  • understand that the conventions of punctuation help to make meaning clearer in writing

Suggestions for use: The associated worksheets can be used as discussion points before the comprehension task is undertaken.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

4

Viking Voyage

http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/start.html Added: 12 Aug 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes / Presentation

Sail the stormy seas of the North Atlantic in your own longship and retrace the voyages of discovery and settlement to find the answers!

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Suggestions for use: The website contains a vast amount of material that is suitable for use in teaching situations and for learning generally about Vikings.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

5

The Vikings - Lesson Plans

http://www.ncte.ie/viking/less.htm Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

This website is the Irish contribution to the Viking Network European site. It has many stories of the Viking experience in Ireland and has many contributions from Irish primary schoolchildren.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Suggestions for use: This website is the Irish contribution to the Viking Network European site. Stories of the Viking experience in Ireland.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

6

Build your own Viking Longship or Viking Longhouse!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/sysm/vikings/flash/ Added: 22 Feb 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

This fun interactive website is animated with video footage of reconstructed Viking longships and the remains of a Viking village. Highly recommended.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Suggestions for use: Great site if you are looking at the world of the Vikings. Highly recommended for whole class work using a whiteboard or smaller groups.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

7

Vikings

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/vikings.htm Added: 20 Jul 2016 Contributor: Grainne Keane Resource type: Reference

Information about the Vikings

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

8

Viking Sites and Ruins - Add your Project to the Map

http://www.historvius.com/viking-sites/pe166 Added: 21 Jul 2016 Contributor: Stephen Byrne Resource type: Case Study / Guide/notes / Presentation / Reference / Primary Source

Click on the flags on the map to learn more about the Vikings recorded settlements. If your school is close by to an unrecorded Viking site, why not complete a research project on the Viking Site and as a school upload the project to this database. Can your school become a top member on the website? Get project gains points. Ensure you get permission from the historical site manager before publishing the information on the website.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate

Suggestions for use: No-one has yet uploaded a project to this Viking site for Ireland. Can your school be the first? Bring your class on a school tour to a local Viking site, ask the manager can you use information to publish onto the website. Allow time for your class to complete research and put the project together.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

9

Viking Videos from the National Museum of Ireland

http://www.museum.ie/Archaeology/Ex...earn/Schools-Teachers/Viking-Videos Added: 14 Jul 2017 Contributor: antoinette blade Resource type: Audio / Video

Eight videos in relation to weapons, role of women, beliefs, wealth and trade, arrival and their legacy.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally

Suggestions for use: Learning about the Vikings in Ireland and especially suitable before a field trip to the National Museum

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

10

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Project , theme teaching

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial Creative Commons
Special Needs:

11

Vikings

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/learn...-full-story/the-vikings-in-ireland/ Added: 04 Jul 2016 Contributor: leanne doyle Resource type: Presentation / Reference

Ask About Ireland webpage based on Vikings.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: /

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

12

Vikings Information - BBC Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/ztyr9j6 Added: 17 Aug 2016 Contributor: Kellie McCarthy Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video / Lesson Plan

This is a collection of 6 learner guides and 36 class clips on the Vikings. It answers questions such as: who were the Vikings, how did the Vikings fight and Viking traders and explorers.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

13

How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

14

Viking and Medieval Dublin

http://dublinia.ie/online-learning/ Added: 12 Feb 2016 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Guide/notes

Interactive animated map from Dublinia, with narrated videos, showing the development of Dublin and aspects of daily life in Viking and Medieval times. This is an online version of a DVD produced by Dublin City Council and it also contains a mock newspaper from the times in question and multiple choice quizzes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: This would be particularly good on the class IWB. Play the videos or read the 'newspaper' Life in Medieval Times.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine critically, and become familiar with, evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally and in Ireland, where appropriate
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: This would be particularly good on the class IWB. Play the videos or read the 'newspaper' Life in Medieval Times.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

15

Dress a Viking

http://www.dltk-kids.com/fantasy/mpaperviking.htm Added: 03 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Project

Have some fun dressing a Viking! One template of a Viking plus one template of his clothes to print and colour.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Suggestions for use: Have some fun dressing a Viking! One template of a Viking plus one template of his clothes to print and colour.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

16

The Vikings

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/vikingsax.html Added: 24 Aug 2016 Contributor: Yvonne Larkin Resource type: Guide/notes / Project / Secondary Source

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

17

Vikings

http://worldhistory.mrdonn.org/vikings.html Added: 19 Aug 2017 Contributor: sheila Connaughton Resource type: Project

Explore details of the life of the vikings

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples
  • examine and become familiar with evidence we have which tells us about these people, especially evidence of these people which may be found locally
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines
Asset type: Online Resource
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

18

What's Changed Since Viking Times?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/walk/print/obprint1.shtml Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

A visual activity to explore Viking Times and how people lived on a day-to-day basis. How have things changed between Viking times and today?

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
SESE History

Strand: Continuity & Change Over Time

Suggestions for use: A visual activity to explore Viking Times and how people lived on a day-to-day basis.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Suggestions for use: A visual activity to explore Viking Times and how people lived on a day-to-day basis.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

19

Viking Weapons

http://www.manaraefan.co.uk/index_files/Page12410.htm Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Looks at the various weapons, like swords, axes, spears, shields, javelins, bows and chainmail. Includes images of actors from re-enactment battle scenes.

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How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
SESE History

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with aspects of the lives of these peoples

Suggestions for use: Display through IWB - quite visually engaging.

Strand: Early People /Ancient Societies

Strand unit: Vikings

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • become familiar with some aspects of the lives of these peoples
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

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