Primary History - Vikings Primary History - Vikings - Who were the Vikings Viking Exploration Video - Vikings Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. Get the new Vikings VR app. Read the latest Vikings news. Learn more about the series Real Vikings, which sees actors Clive Standen (starring in Global's Taken), Katheryn Winnick and others joining the world’s top experts at key Viking sites. Explore more behind the scenes with Vikings: A World Revealed, an interactive journey into the making of Vikings guided by stars of the show: Travis Fimmel, Linus Roache, Katheryn Winnick, Alyssa Sutherland and Moe Dunford.
Games and Animations Welcome to the Best of History Web Sites Games and Animations section. Below you will find an annotated list of fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods. Most of these games and animation are aimed at students ages 10-16. We hope you enjoy these selections and encourage you to submit a recommended history game or animation to us via the contact form. Ancient History Games and Animations Gladiator: Dressed to Kill This game has the player choose the correct armor for three different types of Roman gladiators within a time limit. Housesteads Fort This is a 3D tour of a reconstruction of a Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall in Ancient Britain. Mt. The Mummy Maker Test your knowledge of history with an interactive challenge. Roman Villa This is an interactive reconstruction of a Roman villa viewed in Google Earth. Death in Rome This game presents the user with a scene where a Roman dies and the user then has to figure out how the Roman died. Pirates! U.S. U.S.
European Exploration: The Age of Discovery Vikings - Exploration The mid-10th-century reign of Harald Bluetooth as king of a newly unified, powerful and Christianized Denmark marked the beginning of a second Viking age. Large-scale raids, often organized by royal leaders, hit the coasts of Europe and especially England, where the line of kings descended from Alfred the Great was faltering. Harald’s rebellious son, Sven Forkbeard, led Viking raids on England beginning in 991 and conquered the entire kingdom in 1013, sending King Ethelred into exile. After Knut’s death, his two sons succeeded him, but both were dead by 1042 and Edward the Confessor, son of the previous (non-Danish) king, returned from exile and regained the English throne from the Danes.
Leif Eriksson (On My Own Biographies): Shannon Knudsen, Mark Oldroyd: 9781575058283: Amazon.com: Books Middle Ages for Kids: Vikings Back to Middle Ages for kids The Vikings were people who lived in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. They originally settled the Scandinavian lands that are today the countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The Vikings played a major role in Northern Europe during the Middle Ages, especially during the Viking Age which was from 800 CE to 1066 CE. Viking Raids The word Viking actually means "to raid" in Old Norse. The Viking Age and Expansion into Europe Eventually the Vikings began to settle in lands outside of Scandinavia. Viking expansion during the Middle Ages - Click to see larger view By the start of the 11th century the Vikings were at the peak of their expansion. Defeat in Great Britain and the End of the Viking Age In 1066, the Vikings, led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway were defeated by the English and King Harold Godwinson. A major reason for the end of the Viking age was the coming of Christianity. Viking Ships Perhaps the Vikings were most famous for their ships.
Milk Carton Spanish Galleon Craft Materials: 2 milk cartons 2 straws playdough black and white paper (construction paper) glue, scissors and tape Optional: template pieces (see bottom of this page) -- you could also make them yourself with white paper and markers. Alternative: use craft foam instead of construction paper and you'll have a ship that you can play with in the bathtub. tape a piece of construction paper about 1/2 way up the milk carton as shown in the photo to the right. tape black construction paper all the way up the back of the milk carton, leaving about 1 inch sticking up over the carton tape white construction paper over the rest of the milk carton glue two blobs of playdough into the center of the Spanish galleon cut a two to three inch piece off the bottom of the second milk carton. Print out the template pieces. Templates: Close the template window after printing to return to this screen. Template colour or B&W Print friendly version of these instructions
The Amazing Vikings Ravagers, despoilers, pagans, heathens--such epithets pretty well summed up the Vikings for those who lived in the British Isles during medieval times. For hundreds of years after their bloody appearance at the end of the 8th century A.D., these ruthless raiders would periodically sweep in from the sea to kill, plunder and destroy, essentially at will. "From the fury of the Northmen, deliver us, O Lord" was a prayer uttered frequently and fervently at the close of the first millennium. But that view is wildly skewed. The broad outlines of Viking culture and achievement have been known to experts for decades, but a spate of new scholarship, based largely on archaeological excavations in Europe, Iceland, Greenland and Canada, has begun to fill in the elusive details. In doing so, the curators have laid to rest a number of popular misconceptions, including one they perpetuate in the show's title. Nor were the Norse any less sophisticated than other Europeans.
10 Things You May Not Know About Christopher Columbus - Reading for the Columbus Puzzlement. Must change one sentence in #4!!!! Inapproproate word. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the fine white sands of an island in the Bahamas, unfurled the Spanish royal standard and claimed the territory for King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Although Columbus thought he was in Asia, he had actually landed in the “New World.” History—for better and worse—would never be the same again. Here are 10 things you may not know about the famed explorer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Boy finds treasure linked to Viking king 'Harald Bluetooth' on Baltic island Updated Tue at 2:47amTue 17 Apr 2018, 2:47am Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. A single silver coin was first found in January by two amateur archaeologists, one of them a 13-year-old boy, in a field near the village of Schaprode. The state archaeology office then became involved and the entire treasure was uncovered by experts over the weekend, the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania state archaeology office said. "It's the biggest trove of such coins in the south-eastern Baltic region," the statement said. The office said the two amateur archaeologists were asked to keep quiet about their discovery to give professionals time to plan the dig and were then invited to participate in the recovery. "This was the [biggest] discovery of my life," hobby archaeologist Rene Schoen told the German news agency dpa. Topics: archaeology, history, germany
Vinland - Identifying the Viking Homeland in America In the 1960s, archaeologists Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad used the medieval Vinland Sagas to search for evidence of Viking landings on the North American continent. They eventually discovered the archaeological site of l'Anse aux Meadows, a Norse settlement on the coast of Newfoundland. But there was a problem—while the site was clearly constructed by Vikings, some aspects of the site vicinity didn't match what the sagas described. In particular, the Norse sagas refer to the Norse settlement as "Vinland", which translates to "Wineland" in old Norse. Historically, there were no grapes anywhere near l'Anse aux Meadows. To resolve this issue, the Ingstads argued that the word actually meant "Pastureland"—but that is something that very few Norse philologists accept. Read more about the Vinland Sagas Background to Vinland Viking Places in North America Three place names are given in the Vinland sagas for the North American continent: But, Hóp? Read more about L'Anse aux Meadows