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Visit the following site:

  1. How do we know about the Vikings?  

  2. What are the challenges when studying the Vikings?

  3. What kinds of primary sources exist related to Viking history?

Visit the following link:

  1. Read the overview of Viking History.

  2. What years comprise Viking History?

  3. What seems to characterize Viking History?

Visit the following link:

  1. Click on the link “Viking Culture” and visit some of the pages listed.  

  2. What was Viking Culture like?

  3. Visit other areas of the site as you wish.  What else do you find interesting about Viking History?

Visit the following link:  

  1. At the top of the page, there is a voyage map with a series of “stops” that you can click on to learn more about the Vikings.  Start at stop one and go through as many stops as you can, jotting down new and interesting things you learn along the way.   

  2. History often portrays the Vikings as ruthless vandals.  To what extent is this characterization true?  Create a t-chart that lists evidence to support this characterization and lists evidence to oppose this characterization.
  3. For fun, visit:

1. Medieval Europe

Vikings Webquest.docx