Text Loot and land

TLF ID M011212

This resource is about Viking conquests in the British Isles. It includes text and some images. The resource is organised under seven topic headings: Terror from the sea; Lindisfarne sacked; Who were the Vikings?; Ships and navigation; A fair wind for raiding; The need for more land; and Find out more. The images are interposed in the text.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for addressing the Australian Curriculum: History content description in year 8 relating to a study of the Vikings. Students learn about the Vikings' knowledge of navigation, wind patterns and the sophisticated boat design that assisted them in their sea journeys to and from the countries they were going to raid.
  • It is useful for the evidence it provides of the nature of the Viking conquests and the perspective of the monks on the Viking raids and the looting of their monasteries and churches. Students analyse the words of the monk Alcuin in three extracts from his letters and answer questions about his point of view, attitudes and values.
  • It is useful for showing how the aims of the Viking raids expanded over time to include the colonisation of other lands. Students investigate the expansion of the Vikings to other countries including the time of year they sailed, where they landed, which towns or coastal areas they settled in and for what purpose.
Year level

8

Other details

Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.