9:30 am to 12:30 pm
This seminar explores teaching methods and tools (e.g. images, sources, documentaries) for approaching the social, religious, economic, political and cultural history of the Vikings, from the first recorded Viking attacks in England, c. 789, to the Norman (‘Norseman’) Invasion of England in 1066, paying particular attention to what the Vikings had to say about themselves and their motivations as well as to their interaction with other peoples, from North America to the Holy Roman and Byzantine Empires to the Muslim world. In short, the Viking Age is nothing less than a snapshot of world history. Following a power-point overview of the subject, we will discuss sources (to be read beforehand) that could be useful in the classroom and talk about strategies to approach such an important, yet often misunderstood, subject (e.g. Vikings did not put horns on their helmets).
Registration for all Newberry Teachers’ Consortium seminars opens September 4, 2014.
For NTC registration information, please contact Charlotte Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.