The Vikings – 7 Graphic Organizers and 3 Activities includes the following:
7 research pages organized in a graphic organizer format – three topics are covered:
--- The Viking Way of Life, Exploration, and Settlement.
Each one is designed to encourage students to research, make inquiry, gather facts, and express their own conclusions in writing.
There are three additional activities:
--- a True or False sheet that is perfect to introduce the Vikings and generate a discussion on what students know,
--- a Vocabulary activity of words associated with the Vikings, and
--- a three-page internet search on the Viking alphabet and writing with runes (there is a strong vocabulary component here – the students will be using a PBS article). This last activity also includes a chance to use a fun interactive activity online.
--- An answer key is included with as much detail as I could include and there are website URLs provided for you and your students to use for additoinal research.
Also included is a Common Core Alignment for Social Studies Grades 6-8 which includes the components covered in this resouce.
Almost everything reproduces well in black and white but I do apologize for a couple of photos which are not perfect, but I felt were the best available (without violating copyright).
This product is part of a larger resource available store - The Vikings 12 Graphic Organizers and 4 Activities. It includes more graphic organizers about Myths and Gods, Archaeology, and Artifacts. There is also a 4-page activity based on an online video - Digging for the Truth, Voyage to America, a 45 minute program which asks questions that prove the Vikings did reach the North American continent.
Please note that this product is a duplicate of about half of the larger product - please do not buy this one if you plan to buy the expanded unit!
My other Vikings resources can be seen by clicking on the links below:
The Vikings in Canada
How the Vikings Came to Canada ESL 2
How the Vikings Came to Canada ESL 1
The Vikings 12 Graphic Organizers and More