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Hands on Viking Unit Study for Homeschoolers

Introducing the hands-on Viking Unit Study I did with my older ones when they were younger.  This was such a great study, incorporating all areas of study, including maths! Vikings Unit Study: Part 1 - Resources This introductory post focuses on the Viking resources we used throughout this Viking Unit Study.  It includes all the…

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Unmuddling Maths – Viking Rune Stones and Probability Part One

On our family holiday this year, the children came face to face with amusement arcades.  Never having seen anything like it before, they were enamoured and very enthusiastic to spend our money in order to win more back.  Needless to say we did not allow them.  Until, that is, the last day.  It was pouring with…

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Viking Presentation

Half the fun of putting on a presentation is the preparation, in particular the last couple of hours before guests arrive.  It is at this time all the ideas and hard work of the past few weeks come together and create our dream.  There is a buzz.  It is when everyone in our family, including…

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How to make a Viking Brooch

In this post I will show you how we made a Viking Brooch for next to nothing 🙂

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Putting Together Viking Dress Up

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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Exploring Angles and Triangles Viking Style!

Last week we learnt about the Viking alphabet, 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.  I had just ordered…

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Weekly Wrap Up #10: A Dusty Week

This week has been a bit of a disaster week from the point of school.  We had the plasterers in to plaster the living room and dining area (our main living space)  so the children and I have had to spend the week in the hallway and  mine and Gary's bedroom which has not been conducive…

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Vinking Runes

Most of the Viking culture was passed down through word of mouth, however they did have an alphabet called Futhark named after the first 6 letters.  These runes, as they are known, were used by merchants, soldiers, householders and the dead. I did a brief teaching session on runes, only to find out that the…

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Making an Aged Viking Map

Familiar? How about now? I wanted to make a map, age it to look like a viking map, pop co-ordinates on it and do some lovely Viking maths!  So I took a photo of our big papier mache map, printed it out, tore the edges off the paper and dunked it into some strong tea: I put…

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First Day Back To school

Our first day back at school consists of cinnamon rolls (new recipe - Yum!), back to school goodies and photos. The recipe for the cinnamon rolls was gorgeous.  They turned out much sweeter, with a cinnamon toffee sauce running through them and a cream cheese frosting.  Really yummy! For their back to school goodies they were given…

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