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The Vikings

The Vikings

The Vikings by Scoilnet

Brush up on your knowledge of Vikings. Find out who they were, how they lived and all about runes and longboats.


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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:

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:

The Viking Diaspora

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/diaspora.html Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Small map with 21 hot spots showing the various locations around the world where the Vikings travelled - from Newfoundland to Baghdad. Small nuget of information given on each.

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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:

  • 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: Useful starter activity to interest students.

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
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: Useful starter activity to interest students.

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

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:

Viking Network Ireland

http://www.ncte.ie/viking Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Reference

An archive site with information on many aspects of Viking life in Ireland. Covers general information about the Vikings coming to Ireland as well as specific information on Viking remains in various counties.

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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:

  • 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
JC
History

Strand: Early Christian Ireland

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

The Vikings' Legacy in Ireland

http://www.archaeology.ie/sites/def...ications/nms-farmers-journal-08.pdf Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Guide/notes

Article written for the Farmers Journal about Viking raiders and settlements around Ireland. Covers evidence of archaeological finds.

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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:

  • 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: Probably most useful as background information.

JC
History

Strand: Early Christian Ireland

Key Skills: Managing Information and Thinking Numeracy

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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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:

Viking Picture Gallery

http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/resources/gallery2010/ Added: 10 Nov 2008 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

View a selection of high quality Viking Re –Enactments Photos. Pupils will be enabled to see what kind of clothes, weapons, foods etc were part of the everyday 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

Suggestions for use: High quality photos of Viking re-enactments.
Pupils will be enabled to see what kind of clothes, weapons, foods, etc were part of the everyday life of the Vikings.

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

Viking Quest

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancien...kings/launch_gms_viking_quest.shtml Added: 11 Jan 2006 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Test your skills with this game of Viking Quest. Build a ship, cross the seas and claim your loot.

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How it maps to the curriculum

JC
History

Strand: Middle Ages

Suggestions for use: May be used by individual students to explore warfare and weaponry during the ages. Informative and useful.

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

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:

The Saxons & The Vikings

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history4.htm Added: 16 May 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers.

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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
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: This is not a deep link so you will need to select what is appropriate for your class.

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
  • record the place of these peoples on appropriate timelines

Suggestions for use: This is not a deep link so you will need to select what is appropriate for your class.

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

World Book Web

Vikings

The Vikings were warriors from northern Europe. They were also known as Norsemen or Northmen . . .


Erik the Red

A Viking explorer and also the first to discover Greenland.

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