History: Vikings

Weeks 6 and 7 of school we learned about Vikings using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 4.

We added to our timeline.

We looked at the page on Dublinia in our Ireland trip book and talked about what we saw there.

We did some map work.

We learned about longhouses.

We made a Viking ship.

We had a Viking feast. We ate meat soup, honey glazed vegetables, apple bacon, and bread and drank non-alcoholic mead.

After the feast, we provided each other with live entertainment.

We looked at a map of how the settlement of Vinland was laid out.

We held a Viking funeral. It didn’t quite go how we expected it to. It took a lot longer to get the paper boat to ignite, required the addition of rubbing alcohol, and ended with Cameron juggling flaming cotton balls.

We talked about inflation and compared the cost of things in 1938 versus today.

The boys each picked a different famous Viking to teach his brothers about. Cameron picked Harald Bluetooth and finished his report with a youtube video about why we call it bluetooth today.

Cameron created a PowerPoint of Norse beings and presented it to his brothers.

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