Ancient History: The Vikings

Gain a full picture of what life was like for the Vikings with a course considering this fascinating culture from all angles, including their architecture, transport and legacy in the modern world.

Created By

Isabella P




Ancient History: The Vikings


Course Overview

This course aims to teach ages 7-11 (Key Stage 2) about the history of the Vikings. This will include learning about Viking life, history and culture, and the ways the Vikings have influenced the world today. The course is broken down into ten lessons, where students go into detail about what life was like for the Vikings. Students will explore what living life as a Viking was like, as well as going into detail about Viking beliefs, the role of women, transport and the legacies Vikings have left on the modern world. In all lessons, active conversation and group discussion is encouraged. Each lesson will last one hour. The course will include digital handouts, reference images and illustrations and reference videos. All students are encouraged to start a Viking workbook.

Course Content


10 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Who Were the Vikings?

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Living As A Viking Part I: Viking Food and Fashion

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Living As A Viking Part II: Viking Society and Architecture

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Women in the Viking Age

60 minutes

Lesson 5

How Did the Vikings Travel?

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Vikings at War

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Trade and Exploration

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Viking Religion: Gods and Goddesses

60 minutes

Lesson 9

Archaeology: What Did the Vikings Leave Behind? How Do We Learn about History?

60 minutes

Lesson 10

What Can We Learn from the Vikings?

60 minutes

Key Skills






Isabella P

History and Graphic Design Educator

Isabella has a range of teaching experience, including running workshops for university-level students. She teaches the primary curriculum as well as history to A-level students and graphic design to undergraduates.