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Invaders and Settlers: a Viking case study

  • Category: History
  • Lessons: 7
  • Year Group: 3, 4
  • Key Stage: 2
Invaders and Settlers: a Viking case study Example

These seven Vikings lesson plans are a fun-filled, action-packed way to teach your class everything they need to know about the Viking invasions and subsequent settling of Britain. Teach your class why the Vikings were on the move from Scandinavia and how their navy technology was top-notch, as well as where and when the invasions of Britain took place and how the Anglo-Saxons felt about them. Not forgetting, of course, the Viking way of life and how and when the Vikings left Britain.

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an End of Unit Quiz and much more, PlanBee's Viking lessons provide everything you need to bring this fascinating period in British history to life.

Why not try our differentiated Vikings word search puzzles too?


Complete Series

The Vikings: The Complete Series

The Vikings: The Complete Series

Includes all 7 lessons from the series
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The complete 'The Vikings' series includes the lessons: Invade and Settle; On The Move; Longboats; Attacking the Anglo-Saxons; Monks, Monasteries and Beliefs; A Way of Life; and Alfred the Great.

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The Vikings: Invade and Settle

The Vikings: Invade and Settle

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

This lesson introduces your class to the terms 'invade' and 'settle' and enables them to place the Viking period onto a British History timeline. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Fact Cards.

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The Vikings: On The Move

The Vikings: On The Move

Lesson #2
Price: £2.99

This lesson places the Vikings back in their homeland of Scandinavia, giving your class the chance to find out what life was like for a typical Viking farmer, and looks at why the Vikings explored many different parts of the world. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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The Vikings: Longboats

The Vikings: Longboats

Lesson #3
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The Vikings were famous for their skilled boat-building and this lesson explores Viking longboats and their features. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, a worksheet and Question Cards.

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The Vikings: Attacking the Anglo-Saxons

The Vikings: Attacking the Anglo-Saxons

Lesson #4
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This lesson looks at the Viking raids on Britain explores how accounts of these raids would be different from an Anglo-Saxon and a Viking point of view. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides and differentiated activity ideas.

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The Vikings: Monks, Monasteries and Beliefs

The Vikings: Monks, Monasteries and Beliefs

Lesson #5
Price: £2.99

Starting by exploring the monastic way of life in Anglo-Saxon Britain, this lesson then goes on to look at how the beliefs of the monks differed from the beliefs of the Vikings and why this caused problems. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Treasure Cards.

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The Vikings: A Way of Life

The Vikings: A Way of Life

Lesson #6
Price: £2.99

This lesson uses artefacts and other sources to help your class find out about the Viking way of life, including aspects such as clothing, homes, law and order, and livelihoods. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, differentiated Fact Files and Question Cards.

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The Vikings: Alfred the Great

The Vikings: Alfred the Great

Lesson #7
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Find out how the Vikings were defeated by King Alfred in this final lesson and let your class explore how Britain was changed by Alfred's rule. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and an End of Unit Quiz.

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