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History- Everyday life for the Vikings

This session looks at the daily life of Vikings. You will approach how we know about people who lived a long time ago, how Vikings lived their lives and what Viking culture was really like.

Step 1:

Watch this short video about how archaeologists can learn about the past by using poo:

What Can You Learn From Ancient Poop?

It may be disgusting yet this was a valuable find to help us understand more about the Viking way of life.

Step 2:

Watch this video to see an example of a Viking settlement in Norway:

Avaldsnes Viking Village: Norway's Home of Viking Kings


The video is a companion to the website which you will use to complete your task in step 3.

Step 3:

Access the following website:

Open the ‘Viking Daily Life Worksheet’ to record the information found on the website. If you are unable to print the worksheet you can draw the table out on a piece of paper.  You can also see the worksheet below.

Read through the information on the website, filling in the relevant section of the worksheet.