The Vikings significant Individuals Assessment task

Viking Personalities Assessment Task

The Vikings were a fascinating people with a rich history of interesting characters. This Viking Personalities Assessment Task focuses on some of the most significant individuals in Viking history, including Erik the Red, Leif Erikson, Rollo, Olaf Tryggvason, Cnut the Great, Harald Hardrada, Ivar the Boneless, Ragnar Lothbrok, Bjorn Ironside, Eric Bloodaxe, Gunnar Hamundarson, Freydís Eiríksdóttir and Egil Skallagrimsson.
  • Erik the Red was a Norwegian Viking best known for founding the first Norse settlement in Greenland.
  • Leif Erikson, the son of Erik the Red, is credited with being the first European to reach North America centuries before Columbus.
  • Rollo, also known as Hrolf the Ganger, was a powerful Viking warrior who became the first ruler of Normandy.
  • Olaf Tryggvason was a Norwegian king who attempted to convert Norway to Christianity in the late 10th century.
  • Cnut the Great was a Danish king who ruled England, Denmark, and Norway in the early 11th century.
  • Harald Hardrada was a Norwegian king who attempted to invade England in 1066. Ivar the Boneless was a legendary Viking warrior believed to have lived in the late ninth century.
  • Ragnar Lothbrok was a legendary Viking hero believed to have lived in the ninth century.
  • Bjorn Ironside was a legendary Viking warrior remembered for his naval prowess.
  • Eric Bloodaxe was a Norwegian king who ruled several Viking kingdoms in the mid-tenth century.
  • Gunnar Hamundarson was a legendary Icelandic hero remembered for his bravery and cunning.
  • Freydís Eiríksdóttir was a legendary Viking woman and the daughter of Erik the Red.
  • Egil Skallagrimsson was an Icelandic poet and warrior who lived in the 10th century.
This Viking Personalities Assessment Task is a great opportunity for students to research and present on one of these significant individuals and perfect their research and presentation skills. Students will gain a deeper understanding of Viking history, whether completed as an individual project, with a partner, or in a small group.


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Description:Students research a significant Vikings individual by creating a visual presentation. Marking rubric included.
Estimated lessons:6-8.
Ages11-14 years
Format PDF.

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