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The way of life in Viking society (social, cultural, economic and political features) and the roles and relationships of different groups in society (ACDSEH007)

Elaborations
  • locating Viking lands in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden)
  • describing the way of life of the Vikings (for example, living in a cold and harsh environment; the importance of farming and raids; the significance of honour in Viking warrior society)
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Social history,  Lifestyles,  Scandinavian history,  Communities,  Political systems,  Sea-kings

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