While very suitable for the regular classroom, each of the Achieve! series of History titles has been written at a literacy level that makes the pages appropriate for secondary school students who, because of poor reading skills, may struggle to comprehend regular classroom materials. This series has been written to match the new Australian History Curriculum.
The Ancient to the Modern World: The Vikings 1 students will develop their historical knowledge and understanding of Viking society. Units of work explore the geographical spread and influence of the Vikings, their skills in boat building and sailing, the roles of raiding and trade, the different classes in Viking society, the significance of honour in their way of life, and the achievements of Erik the Red.
The CD contains all the pages that are featured in the book. This flexible resource with editable work sheets is highly illustrated, has a mature-look, can be photocopied and also used on Interactive Whiteboards for whole-class teaching.
Who were the Vikings?
A harsh existence
Farming and raiding
Social structure and honour
A seafaring people
Trade and expansion
Did the Vikings discover North America?
Mature-look page layout and illustrations
Topics that will interest teenagers
An emphasis on literacy skills
Clear learning objectives
Starter activities, background topic information and ideas for summarising a lesson