The Vikings exploration and trade PowerPoint lesson plan

Viking Exploration and Trade

The Vikings are an important part of European history, known for their exploration, trade, and conquests. In this PowerPoint, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the geography of Viking settlements, their conquests, and their ships.

The lesson will begin with a discussion of the geography of Viking settlements, including the areas they explored and conquered. This will be followed by an introduction to the Drakkar and Knarr longships, which were crucial to the Vikings’ ability to explore and trade. Students will learn about the design and construction of these ships, and how they were used for exploration and trade.

Another important aspect of this lesson will be the impact of shipping and trade on Viking culture, including the role of Sagas, navigation, and the spread of goods and ideas. Students will also analyse the impact of trade on the Vikings’ economy and culture, and how it shaped their society.

Student activities in this lesson plan will include mini-research tasks, a drawing and short writing task, source analysis, group work, and a short film. These hands-on activities will help students to internalise their learning and engage with the material in a meaningful way.

To conclude, this PowerPoint provides students with a comprehensive overview of Viking Exploration and Trade, including the geography of their settlements and conquered territories, their ships, and the impact of trade on their culture. Through hands-on activities and interactive lessons, students will gain a deeper appreciation for the Vikings and their place in European history.


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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include mini-research tasks, a drawing and short writing task, source analysis, group work and a short film.
Estimated lessons:2-4
Ages11-14 years
Format PowerPoint

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