Vikings

Preface: Last semester, we did a much enjoyed unit on Vikings.

The Saga unfolds….

Meet Frodi and Rolf – fierce viking raiders.

They have sailed far and wide in search of gold, livestock and thralls for their farms back home.

Training in the art of warfare begins at an early age and is quite rigorous – lasting right up until bedtime on some days!

When the summer raiding season is over, the men will come home to their families in time for the harvest.

Meanwhile, those in the settlement have been busy making clothing, cooking “authentic” food and creating the basic tools for life.

Thora and Idunn use Runes to write their names in clay. Runes were practiced further by sending “coded” messages to each other.

Little Noss is still learning her letters but sure enjoyed the clay!

Gade decorates the wood to be used for the tent.

A project that particularly intrigued Mom was melting zinc over a campfire….

…and pouring it into molds – casting trinkets that had a satisfying weight and feel.

Hot stone massage was a popular way to relax after a hard days work. The 95 degree heat plus humidity nicely added a sauna-like feel to the experience.

In the winter months, Skalds (Norse word for Bard) entertain in the great hall with tales of great heroes, gods and goddesses.

Sif gives her story.

Many years later, artifacts from this great society can be seen in museums, preserved for future generations to learn about their past.

One response to “Vikings”

  1. Stacie Graber

    Vikings were always one of my favorite peoples to study in History!
    Eric and Peter asked for more viking videos.

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