Pupils can work in pairs to find out facts about two of the following fabrics which were used by Vikings: wool, linen, silk, leather and fur. Encourage pupils to describe the properties of each material that make them suitable for their purpose.
Pupils can use the clip and article below to help with their research.
- National Martitime Museum- Viking dress teacher's notes [external link: PDF]
When they have found out as many facts as they can they can choose one fact for each section and write it on a Post-it note or similar. Provide a large sheet of paper or flip chart into five columns and invite each pair to place their facts in the correct column. If someone has already put their fact up they must find a new one. At the end of the session choose a member of the class to read out the lists.