The Vikings KS2 teaching resources. Use the links to great sites covering all aspects of The Vikings.
History Of Vikings Poem
This poem by Paul Perro is about the history of vikings - those misunderstood Norsemen who made such an impression on the world in the middle ages. Here you will learn about the lives of Vikings, the famous warriors and explorers, and their religions and mythology. Find out about Eric the Red and Ragnar Hairy Breeches; as well as Odin, Thor, and Valhalla.
King Canute Poem
We all know the story of King Canute don't we? The arrogant and foolish king who thought he could stop the tide from coming in? Well think again. In fact, Canute (or Cnut) was a wise and good king. He had become fed up of his subjects acting as though he was all-powerful, so he arranged the stunt on the beach knowing he would fail, to prove to them that he was just a human like them.
Thorkel, a Viking Interactive
Follow Thorkel on his trading voyage with this interactive resource from the BBC. Watch a video, print a worksheeet and try the quiz.
Viking Dress Video
A description of the sort of clothes the Vikings wore. They were handmade out of materials available at the time – wool, linen, leather and silk. Clothes had to be practical to keep people warm and dry, and to enable them to do their work. Wealthy Vikings wore fine clothes and expensive jewellery to show how rich and powerful they were – just like people do today.
Viking Invaders And Settlers Video
Archaeologist Neil Oliver visits three of the most important places associated with the Viking invasion and settlement of Anglo Saxon England. He starts at Lindsfarne where the Vikings launched their first raid in 793.
Who were the Vikings? Video/Text
The Viking age in European history was from about AD700 to 1100. During this period many Vikings left their homelands in Scandinavia and travelled by longboat to other countries, like Britain and Ireland.