On the Viking Trail
By S. Czernatowicz
Grade Five
Our Lady of Peace School
PART A
Instructions: You are about to begin an amazing voyage, one in which you will discover many things about the Vikings.  You will learn about their history and, in particular, the part they played in our own country's history.  Click on each site below, write down the site's name, then find the answer(s) to the question(s).  Write the site name and your responses on your exercise sheet.  If you cannot connect to a site, click STOP on the toolbar then try one of the other sites.  You can go to the sites missed at a later time.  There is no particular order to the way you gather the information.
So....GET STARTED!!!  FOLLOW THE VIKING TRAIL AND SEE WHAT YOU FIND!

http://viking.hgo.se/Members/members_area.html

 1.  From what three countries did the Vikings originate?
      (Note:  Look in the section titled:  Vikings in General)

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http://viking.hgo.se/Members/members_area.html

2.  What two countries did the Vikings begin to raid in the 790's?
      (Note:  Look in the section titled:  Chronology)

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http://www.midcoast.com.au/~ttc/viking.html

3.  List three facts about the Vikings found on this site.

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http://hometown.aol.com/bakken1/viking/vikingnw.htm
4.  In what year did Eric the Red found Greenland?
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5.  How long did he stay there before returning to Iceland?
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6.  In what year did he make his second voyage to Greenland?
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7.  How many ships accompanied him on this voyage?
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8.  How many of these ships safely completed the voyage?
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9.  What did his Eastern Settlement in Greenland consist of?
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10.  Save the Map of Viking Settlements in your Image Folder.
 

http://www.mariner.org/age/knarr.html
11.  What kind of ship did Eric the Red and others use?
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12.  What was it used for?
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http://www.viking1000.org/index.html
13.  List all the information you can about the building of a Knarr.  Include information such as its dimensions, weight, construction materials, etc.

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http://www.gaia.no/indexe.htm
14.  Save one of the Viking Ship images in your Image Folder.

http://www.wordplay.com/tourism/viking.html
15.  Who first sighted North America after getting lost on his way to Greenland?
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16.  With this information, who decided to launch an expedition?
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17.  What did he name his first sighting of North America?
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18.  What is this area known as today?
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19.  What did he name modern day Labrador?
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20.  Where did he and his crew settle for about a year?
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http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca/unesco/MEAD/Mead_e.htm
21.  Save an image of a Viking dwelling in your Image Folder.

PART B
Instructions:  You have completed your amazing voyage and, in the process, gathered lots of interesting information!  This information should be shared with others, so, you are to prepare a written report on the Vikings paying special attention to their discovery and settlements in North America.  You will demonstrate your understanding of proper paragraph structure and paragraph usage in this document.  Once you have edited and revised your work, you will type it using Microsoft Word.  Make sure to use the tools available to you like Spell Check, Fonts, Size, etc.  Also, be sure to paste the images you have saved into the appropriate parts of your document.