Viking Religious Beliefs lesson

Viking Religious Beliefs

This Viking Religious Beliefs lesson plan offers students a simple and clear introduction to the complex world of Viking beliefs and mythology. It provides an overview of some of the major gods in Norse mythology, such as Odin, Thor, Frey and Freya, along with Loki. It also covers land spirits and supernatural beings; feasts and festivals celebrated in ancient days; and how Christianity was introduced to Scandinavia.

The activities included in this lesson plan offer students a variety of ways to engage with the content. Students might watch a short film about the mythology and put their comprehension skills to the test by writing a response to discussion questions posed by the teacher. They can develop their research skills through independent assignments related to individual gods or concepts, or conduct source analysis activities about folklore stories. Other tasks could include creating an infographic about one of the gods or writing out legends that were passed down orally through generations.

This lesson plan on Viking Religious Beliefs gives students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of Viking religion and its impact on society throughout history. Through different activities that involve critical thinking and research, they can discover more about Norse culture while engaging in meaningful discussions with their peers. By completing this project, they will have a deeper appreciation for this ancient culture’s legacy as well as gain insight into how religion has changed over time.

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Resource Information

Description:Student activities include a short film, discussion questions, research tasks, critical thinking/source analysis and written tasks.
Estimated lessons:3-5.
Ages11-14 years.
Format PowerPoint.

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