It encourages your students to look beyond the impression we often get of the Vikings as ‘bloodthirsty raiders’.
Students first consider how traditional accounts, like a Ladybird book, present the Vikings.
They go on to examine a range of evidence that helps them to gain a more nuanced understanding of the Vikings who arrived in England in the early medieval period.
They finish off by responding to the enquiry question, employing a range of new subject-specific vocabulary to help them.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF
- Resource Sheet 1a and b: PDF