This enquiry addresses the specification point ‘Reasons for migration and patterns of settlement’ in relation to Viking invaders/migrants.
It helps students gather plenty of knowledge about reasons for Viking migration, and students categorise this information before they are guided to write up part of an exam-style response.
Importantly, the enquiry addresses misconceptions about the Vikings.
It asks students to look beyond the stereotypical Viking ‘berserker’ presented in books and other accounts so that they come away with a much more complex understanding of the reasons that lay behind the Vikings’ invasion of/migration to England in the early medieval period.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF