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Publication date: 8th December 2010 by Margaret Saunders and Jacqui Dean

Viking travel

The Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway
The Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway

How did the Vikings travel so far?

Viking Travel: Teachers Notes

Viking Travel: Pupils Work

Using photos to investigate a Viking longboat. (See Gokstad ship for links to photographs.)

Key questions were:

  • What state might the remains of this Viking longboat have been in when the archaeologists discovered them?
  • Why do you think this Viking longboat was built?
  • How do you think it was built?

The work was done during the literacy hour. The focus is on using pictures of Viking ships and a non-fiction text (Viking topic book) as sources of historical information, and on whole class discussion, questioning and evaluation.

 

 

Viking lessons

Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
Vikings settle down
Vikings: Egils Saga
Vikings: who were they?
Viking trade

Teaching methods

The Visual Image

Reading books

Discussion and debate

Background information for teachers
Vikings: a brief history


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