Ancient cultures - Vikings

Image: Viking by Hans Splinter on Flickr

Vikings were Norse seafarers, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across northern and central Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. SCIS 1698580


BBC History - The Vikings

Comprehensive information about, and numerous links to, Viking related material.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/index.shtml


BBC Primary History – The Vikings

Simpler version of the BBC History site, short articles with quizzes and interactive features help students learn about the Vikings.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/


DK Find out

DK Find out is a safe and rich site providing facts, ideas and resources on an array of topics including the Vikings.

Suggested level: primary
www.dkfindout.com/uk/search/vikings/


Hurstwic

Site of an organisation dedicated to researching and recreating Viking life. Contains well written and illustrated articles. Topics include; clothing, food, games, and arms.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.hurstwic.com/history/text/history.htm


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the home work site ManyAnswers use the search term, Vikings.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://manyanswers.co.nz/


Viking voyage

The Vikings were great seamen. The Smithsonian's interactive map outlines Viking routes and allows you to virtually sail to America while learning about Viking culture as you go.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/voyage/voyageframe.html


Who were the Vikings?

Educational website produced by Public Broadcasting Service of America (PBS). Well written articles with interactives and hyperlinks for in depth exploration of the topic.

Suggested level; primary, intermediate secondary
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/who-were-vikings.html


EPIC

Encyclopedia Britannica Online provides a variety of media rich articles and information on different ancient cultures. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books

Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Divide and conquer, by Carrie Ryan, 2011 (YA)
The saga of Eric the Viking, by Terry Jones, 2013 (junior fiction)
Vulgar the Viking and the Great Gulp Games, by Sarah Horne, 2012 (junior fiction)

Videos

Who were the Vikings? In a nutshell, Nutselledu Youtube 2:07
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xIy7FoiaQY

Vikings-voyage of the longships,Youtube 2.10
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8I1r4o7wxw