This Vikings pack features materials that cover the end of the Dark Ages - the period in English History when repeated attacks from Scandinavian warriors challenged the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England. The emergence of Danelaw, a Viking-run region in the North East of England led to a period when the rule of England passed from Saxon to Viking and back again.
This unsettled period was one in which the concept of education became important, and England became a more political place as kings and their successors struggled to gain and hold onto power. Finally, a new wave of invaders came in from the South - the Normans - and Viking rule came to an end.
The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. These each have a printable copy.
Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework).
VIKING EXPLORING AND RAIDING:
>Interactive research book: Invaders - Homeland, Exploration, Boats, Settling, Death
+ The Dragon Ship - a story-led task sheet
>Interactive research book: Raids on Britain - Raiding, Loot, Summer, No Defence, Bribery
+ A New Warrior - a story-led task sheet
>Interactive research book: The Great Heathen Army - Legend, Religion, Fyrd, Victory
+ Lost in Jorvik - a story-led task sheet
>Interactive research book: Wessex Resistance - Alfred, Retreat, Defence, Treaty, Peace
+ Following Alfred - a story-led task sheet
>Interactive research book: Living side by side - Living, Houses, Trading, Learning
+ Going to School - a story-led task sheet
>Interactive research book: King of the English - Trouble, King, Laws, Money
+ The King is Dead - a story-led task sheet
THE RULE OF ENGLAND:
>Interactive research book: A Viking King - Living, King, Massacre, Cnut
+ Court of the Viking King - a story-led task sheet
>Interactive research book: The French are coming! - Edward, Everyday Life, Society, Island, Normans
+ On the Farm - a story-led task sheet
All books are also available to download in printable format.