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See You See Me - Vikings

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Welcome to the See You See Me Vikings website. In this website children are given the context to learn more about the Vikings in an engaging kinaesthetic way. There are three sections each focusing on a different aspect of Viking life. These can be completed in any order and by clicking on one of the three characters will take the user to that area of the site.

  • Clicking on the male Viking opens a section of questions for the child to answer about Vikings as seamen.
  • Clicking on the female Viking takes the child to a section of questions on Viking homes.
  • Finally clicking on the child Viking will take the child to a section containing questions about Viking lifestyle.

All the questions are multiple choice and some have more than one correct answer. This requires the children to use prior knowledge and understanding of the Vikings. On the completion of each section the child has the opportunity to choose another character or play the Longship Game.

For every correct answer, the child will be rewarded with a piece of the longship, longhouse or board game so they will see each being constructed. The animation will appeal to all children and specifically, visual and auditory learners.

AIMS

By the end of these sections the children should be able to:

  • Describe the ways the Vikings navigated at sea.
  • Explain the Vikings reasons for sailing and going to new lands.
  • Explain why the longship design was successful.
  • Identify which materials a Viking longhouse was made from.
  • Describe the range of jobs the Vikings did.
  • Explain what evidence we have found of Viking life in Scotland.
  • Identify key elements of the Viking diet.
  • Describe typical Viking dress for males and females.
  • Describe the ways that Viking Children would play.

Other Features

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

The following tools included on the website, facilitate the development of successful learners, by promoting ownership of their learning thus making them enthusiastic and motivated

By viewing the evidence, children can work towards becoming confident individuals and responsible citizens, as they develop their view of the world, the people in it and the impact they have on each other.

The evidence shows the children that Vikings left remains of their lives and this enables them to become responsible citizens by understanding the part the Vikings played in Scottish history.

By working in pairs, the website would stimulate discussion and allow partnerships to be formed. The Notepad function would further facilitate effective contributors because the children are communicating their ideas in a different way.

NOTEPAD

On each page of the website there is a notepad button which allows the children to type notes to answer questions or for other classroom based activities. The child’s notes can be printed out at the end of every section. By encouraging the children to make decisions about important information to note down, the notepad option facilitates independence therefore, inspires successful learners.

EVIDENCE BUTTON

When the child has selected an answer there will be some opportunities to click on the evidence button. This provides the child with a photograph, slide show or video clip to reinforce the correct answer. Children will understand how or why this is correct through the work of researchers, experts and seeing first hand genuine artefacts.

TEACHERS BUTTON

On each page of the website there is a small button which when clicked on, shows the teacher information about the page and the tasks involved.





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