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Vikings Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan for Online Use

Objectives

To describe the effect of Viking raids/settlement on Britain and to describe everyday life in a Viking settlement.
National Curriculum
Key Stage 2 History: 8a and 9
Resources
Enlarged and individual/group versions of worksheet, What’s Changed? Large paper timeline, with 1st Century AD to present. Small cards, scissors.
Teaching Activities
    Introduction:
  • The Vikings were raiders, who eventually settled in parts of Britain. Define the terms raider and settler. Locate Viking period on timeline. Add other dates the children know, note & explain key terms e.g. century, BC, AD.

  • Use, What’s Changed? Note some differences and point out the materials available to the Vikings.

  • Use Timestrip activity to find more dates for your timeline.

  • Key Question: Why is there more information about other periods? (Vikings left few written records and their settlements were made of less enduring materials than, for example, the Romans.)


  • Group Activities:
  • Group 1: (Most Able)
    Complete What’s Changed? activity.
    Use the Odd One Out activity to make notes about artefacts/people from Viking times then extend list of work done in a Viking settlement.
    Extend picture to illustrate the rest of the settlement. What other work (e.g. wood/water collection, barrel-making, weapon making) is going on?

  • Group 2: (Mid-ability)
    Complete What’s Changed? activity.
    Choose one figure from the picture. Write a short speech describing a day in that person’s life. Use the What Came First? activity to collect information about materials available to the Vikings and events that happened in daily life.

  • Group 3: (Least Able)
    Complete What’s Changed? activity.
    Use the Odd One Out to remove alien images from picture.
    Draw a map of the inside/picture of the outside of the Viking house.


  • Individual Work
    Use the Timestrip to find out about Bede and King Alfred. What reasons would they give for the Viking raids and settlement?
Plenary
Add lists, labels, pictures and maps made to Class timeline. Play 10 seconds: individuals have 10 seconds to describe a Viking settlement and daily life using the information they can see on the timeline.
Homework
Use What’s Changed? picture to draw map of Viking settlement.

 
Lesson Plan for Offline Use

Objectives

To describe the effect of Viking raids/settlement on Britain and to describe everyday life in a Viking settlement.
National Curriculum
Key Stage 2 History: 8a and 9
Resources
Enlarged and individual/group versions of worksheet, What’s Changed? Large paper timeline, with 1st Century AD to present. Small cards, scissors.
Teaching Activities
    Introduction:
  • The Vikings were raiders, who eventually settled in parts of Britain. Define the terms raider and settler.Locate Viking period on timeline. Add other dates the children know, note & explain key terms e.g. century, BC, AD.
  • Use, What’s Changed? Note some differences and point out the materials available to the Vikings.

  • Group Activities:
  • Group 1: (Most Able)
    Complete What’s Changed? activity & use the information to produce a list of jobs that would be done. Which jobs are for men/women/children?·
    Extend picture to illustrate the rest of the settlement. How might it be defended? What other work (e.g. wood/water collection, barrel-making, weapon-making) is going on?

  • Group 2: (Mid-ability)
    Complete What’s Changed? activity. Note all the materials you can see that were available to the Vikings.
    Choose a figure from the picture. Write a short speech describing a day in that person’s life.

  • Group 3: (Least Able)

  • Complete What’s Changed? activity. Draw a map of the inside/picture of the outside of the Viking house. Cut out items from worksheet and paste onto cards. Label cards, explaining what each thing is - and what it’s for.
Individual Work
List reasons for raiding Britain and reasons for settling.
Plenary
Add lists, labels, pictures and maps made to Class timeline. Play 10 seconds: individuals have 10 seconds to describe a Viking settlement and the daily way of life using the information they can see on the timeline.
Homework
Use What’s Changed? picture to draw map of Viking settlement.


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