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This unit study includes lessons and printables based on the book Viking Adventure by Clyde Robert Bulla.
Sigurd, a Viking boy, cannot see the value of learning to read and write. All he can think of is adventure. But then he has an adventure that he cannot help but tell. And to do that, he decides, he must learn to write.
Thanks to Wende for writing the lessons and creating the printables for this Viking Adventure Unit Study and Lapbook. You can still buy this book new through Sonlight.
Viking Adventure Unit Study Lessons
Here are some sample lessons from the Viking Adventure Unit Study.
Chapter 1: Olaf the Strong
Scandinavia –This story takes place long ago in the land of Norway. Norway is located in northern Europe, along with Sweden and Denmark, in what is known as Scandinavia. Scandinavia was home to the Vikings of the Middle Ages. Research Scandinavia. Use a children’s world atlas as necessary. Where is it located? What bodies of water surround it? What are Norway, Denmark, and Sweden like today?
Adjectives –An adjective is a word that describes a noun. What adjectives does the author use in this chapter to describe Vikings? Look up and define the words bold and brave.
Female Vikings’ Responsibilities – The mother taught the daughters to cook, make cloth and sew. Other duties would have included cleaning the house, churning butter, milking the cow, taking care of the baby, making sails for the ships, raising the animals, helping to smoke and salt the meat and fish, making cheese, and storing berries and fruit for winter.
How did they make cloth?
- The men sheared the sheep.
- The women cleaned the wool at a stream.
- The women used iron combs to get rid of tangles in the wool.
- The women would use looms to spin the wool into cloth, which was often dyed different colors.
- Thread was woven on a loom.
Oral Thought Question – What did you think of the way Sigurd was taught to swim? How does this compare to the way you were taught to swim?
Written Thought Question – Sigurd does not understand why he has to work so hard on his lessons. His father says that someday he will see. Without reading ahead, why do you think Sigurd has to work so hard?
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Viking Adventure Lapbook Printables
In addition to the lessons for each chapter, the file also includes mini-books for your student to create a Viking Adventure lapbook or notebook. Since there are a gazillion mini-books, you may want to consider a notebook for this. Simply three-hole punch cardstock pieces and add them to a binder.
- Home of the Vikings Map
- Responsibilities of the Female Vikings Simple Fold
- Making Cloth Cards & Pocket
- Viking Adjectives Accordion
- Viking Vittles Envelope Fold Book
- My Dragon Drawing Simple Fold Book
- Viking Timeline Accordion Book
- Viking Longhouse Simple Fold Book
- Viking Tools Simple Fold Book
- Norse Weaponry Matchbook
- Voyages of Leif the Lucky Map
- Leif Ericsson Accordion Book
- Viking Clothing Matchbook
- Fighting Clothes Flap Book
- And SO much more!
How to Get Started with Your Viking Adventure Unit Study & Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Viking Adventure Unit Study:
- Buy a copy of the book, Viking Adventure, or borrow one from your local library.
- Print the Viking Adventure unit study.
- Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Choose and prepare the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy learning with Viking Adventure.