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Discover the Vikings - Through History and Art Projects

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Britain Earl, Historian, Artist, Lawyer
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(539)
Does your child dream of Viking adventures? Are they curious about the exciting (and sometimes strange) world of the Vikings? This class is the perfect adventure for them!

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 5
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
8 lessons//8 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Who Were the Vikings?
Meet the Norse people, also known as Vikings. We'll learn about their lives as farmers, sailors, and explorers who lived between 790 and 1050 AD. Discover where Vikings lived in Scandinavia (present-day Denmark, Norway, and Sweden). Learn what life was like for these Norsemen. Art Project: Draw a portrait of a Norse peasant, capturing their clothing and daily life.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Viking Voyages - 700s CE
First Raids: Learn about the Vikings' first known voyages to neighboring countries like France and Britain. We'll explore how these interactions unfolded, with some Vikings settling and others raiding. Art Project: Design your own Viking Longship, the mighty vessel that carried them across the seas.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Viking Raids Intensify - 800s CE
Raiders & Warriors: Delve into the world of Viking warriors, their skills, and the impact of their raids on Britain and France during the 800s. Art Project: Become a shieldmaiden or a fierce warrior! Draw yourself in full Viking battle gear.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Vikings Go West - 900s CE
Westward Bound! Set sail with Erik the Red and his son, Leif Erikson, as we explore Viking voyages westward to Iceland, Greenland, and even Canada! Art Project: Draw a portrait of Leif Erikson, the famous Norse explorer who reached North America.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Viking Life at Home
A Day in the Life: Imagine you're a Viking child! Learn about Viking homes, clothing, food, and what a typical day might have been like for a Viking family. Art Project: Create your own lucky charm! Vikings believed in magical objects. Design your own Viking charm to bring good luck.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Viking Rulers
Brave and Wise: Discover the stories of famous Viking leaders like Ragnar Lothbrok and Rollo. We'll also learn about powerful Viking women leaders, Unn the Deep-Minded and Asa Snake-Eyes. Art Project: Draw a portrait of Unn the Deep-Minded, a respected and powerful Viking leader.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Norse Mythology
A Family of Gods: The Vikings believed in many gods and goddesses. We'll explore the mighty Norse gods and goddesses, learning about their roles and relationships. Art Project: Choose your favorite Norse god or goddess and create a drawing that captures their power and personality.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Viking Legacy
Viking Settlers: Discover where Viking settlements thrived across the Western world. We'll discuss the challenges they faced and the lasting impact they had on different societies. Art Project: Draw a Viking church or Stave.
Learner will be able to understand the basic foundations of Norse society and explain what they have learned while displying their artwork.  
I studied history with an emphasis in art history as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  In order to further my understanding of world history, I studied abroad in both London and Paris, travelling extensively through Europe to see historical sites personally.  My love of history and geo-political issues led me to recieve a doctorate in law.  Additionally, I have increased my learning of the power of art for both memory and healing by earning a certificate in therepeudic art . 
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Learners may submit their artwork for assesment.
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Please be advised that this class discusses the sensitive topic of war and death.  I do not discuss the specifics of these topics, as the lessons are meant to be introductory for elementary students.  I do encourage learners to consider the reasons for these conflicts and discuss whether those reasons are “fair”.    I believe introducing world history broadly to elementary students prepares them for more in-depth study in middle school and beyond.  

*Since this class requires the use of Nearpod, each learner must be able to use the features of Nearpod, including, typing or audio recording responses on the keyboard and using drawing tools onscreen. Lessons can be accessed through a tablet or smartphone. No account required*
Source material includes: King Fisher Illustrated History of the World, Smithsonian History Year By Year
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(539)
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Hello! I can't wait to learn and share with you! I have a bachelors degree in history, a doctorate in law, and certifications in photography and therepeudic art . I love learning, and teaching others. 

I am a mom to 5 amazing kids, ages 17, 15,... 
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$18

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8 pre-recorded lessons
8 weeks of teacher support
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Ages: 6-11

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