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This history topic is about Leif Erickson, Vikings and the early discoveries of the Americas. Scroll down to the schedule below for all of the activities! While studying this topic you will get to:
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Topic 8 Discovery and Leif Erickson
The Discovery of the Americas
Vikings in America
Map or Globe
1. Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Strait of Magellan, Philippine Islands, New Foundland, Canada, Cape of Good Hope
2. Norway, Iceland, Greenland, Scandinavia: (Norway, Sweden, Denmark)
3. Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Ireland, England, Normandy, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Hedeby, Russia, Iceland, Faroes Islands, Vinland (Newfoundland), Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Arabia, Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, Baghdad, etc.
We played "where is that?". We looked at the map provided on the Viking Treasure Chest poster and then located the places on our globe.
1. Marco Polo
Bartolomeu Dias 1488 rounded the Cape of Good Hope
Vasco da Gama 1497-1499 sailed to India
King Ferdinand, Queen Isabella of Spain
John Cabot 1497 sailed to New Foundland, Canada
Balboa 1513 the first European to sight the Pacific Ocean
Ferdinand Magellan 1519 left Spain to begin a journey around the Earth
1522 Magellan’s one surviving ship returns to Spain without him (he died in 1521 in the Philippine islands)
2. Leif the Lucky
|Notebooking (Language arts, history papers, illustrations, etc.)||
Leif Bingo Game Questions and Answers (goes with Leif the Lucky book)
Viking Bingo Cards:
Draw Write Now:
p.36-27 The East
Viking boat model (Optional and unecessary if you purchased the Viking Treasure Chest)
|Extras, Alternate Books and Notes||
A Viking voyages game to print out
Write your name or message on a rune stone worksheet
A day in the life of a Viking (simple writing worksheet)
Cut and paste a mini-timeline with pictures
Shockwave activity (Thornkel and the trading voyage)
Wee Sing: Marine’s Hymn
Viking Treasure Chest (M-3)