## How to Make Viking Costumes

Dressing up is definitely the children's area of expertise not mine.  Whilst I may give pointers if I think something is inaccurate historically, mostly I just sit back and watch the process.  Dressing up is a huge part of our presentation and I dread the day when one or more children come and say they…

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## How to Make a Viking Brooch

Viking brooches were not only beautiful to look at but were also functional, fastening the straps of their overdress, preventing it from falling down! Also, in between the two brooches at the shoulder were one or two strings of beads for extra ornamentation. In this post, I will be showing you how to make a…

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## Viking Runes Homeschool Lesson

Viking runes are not, as you might expect, the equivalent of our alphabet. In fact, they differ from most forms of writing, both ancient and modern, as we shall see in this Viking Runes Homeschool Lesson. Norse Lore Odin (known also as Woden), one of the principal gods of Norse lore, was essentially a god…

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## Homeschool Vikings Unit Study

Have you always wanted to teach a homeschool Vikings Unit Study to your children, but don't know where to start? I've got you sorted! I've done all the hard work so that you don't have to. This fun, hands on unit offers a variety of resources from which you can pick and choose. If you're…

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## Exploring Angles and Triangles {Living Maths}

Last week we learnt about Viking runes.  We made a stave and found that every letter of the viking alphabet could be made using one of these as a guide.  The straight lines, angles and triangles made me think that there could be a maths lesson in there somewhere.  So, we spent the week exploring…

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## Homeschool Maths: Co-ordinate Graphs

This post will contain all the activities we did in our homeschool maths about Co-ordinate Graphs. First, I will introduce you to an excellent book about x,y co-ordinates. Next, I will show you how we used our aged map to answer some Viking themed co-ordinate graph questions. And lastly, I will describe how we used…

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