Social Studies

The Viking Adventure of Garvik the Grim

Viking history is taught in a dynamic project-based STEAM format that combines a role playing game with an engaging lesson that supports and enhances the story line.
312 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 270 learners
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60 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

My time in Rothskilde, Norway rowing a Viking ship inspired me and my son to learn more and it was a meaningful experience for us both.  As we continued to explore the Viking world together, I kept finding teachable moments for my son that drew on the characters and scenarios that we had learned about.  I combined my experience with fantasy role playing games, my wife’s experiences in teaching and coaching and my son’s appetite for adventure to create a game that captured our collective passion and our own love of adventure and history.
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Character sheets will be provided so that the students can map out their characters. There will be a PowerPoint presentation with maps, images and key points to aid in their understanding and support the story. A free dice rolling app such as ‘RPG Single Dice’ or a physical dice set will be necessary.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The brutal nature of the Viking culture can be difficult for children and, because I have a seven year old, I understand the need to step over some aspects of the time period.  By focusing on the art, technology and tools of the Viking age, the realities of combat are largely avoided.  There will be battle scenarios and fictitious villains will meet a bloodless end but the student’s characters will not die and innocent bystanders will remain unharmed.


Timothy Ruel
Lives in the United States
Explorer, Story-teller
312 total reviews
283 completed classes

About Me

When I was growing up, I had teachers that really inspired me.  I still explore science because my teachers made it an adventure.  I got to be the one leading the adventures while homeschooling my son.  I realized that I could take my own... 
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