History / Year 8 / Historical Knowledge and Understanding

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Curriculum content descriptions

The role of a significant individual in the expansion of Viking settlement and influence, such as Erik the Red or Leif Ericson (ACDSEH049)

Elaborations
  • outlining Erik the Red’s development of Viking settlements in Eastern and Western Greenland in 985 CE
  • comparing the artefacts discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland (Canada) with Viking artefacts as possible evidence that the Vikings had discovered America 500 years before Christopher Columbus
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Significant people,  Scandinavian history,  Invasion

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