Welcome to allaboutvikings !

All about Vikings is an online resource for years 7 - 8 students of Merrydale high school. As one can tell our unit of study examines the many aspect of Viking life, from Geographical location to specific details such as ships and weaponary.

This online resource attempts to connect with students allowing a more accessible way to gain after schooling activities and to discuss with the teacher and other students about problematic historical inquiries.


The depth study that we have chosen to do for the EDSS assignment is on “The Vikings”. This depth study is aimed for Stage 4 students (years 7-8). The student:
  • describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies.
  • Locates, selects and organises information from sources to develop an historical inquiry.
  • Uses a range of historical terms and concepts when communicating an understanding of the past.
  • Selects and uses appropriate oral, written, visual and digital forms to communicate about the past.
In order to achieve these outcomes, students are expected to:
  • Locate the Viking homelands.
  • Identify the geographical features that helped shape Viking society and history.
  • Using a range of sources, e.g. the Viking sagas, describe key social, cultural, economic and political features of Viking society.
  • Describe the everyday life of men, women and children in Viking society.
  • Discuss the role of the Norse gods in Viking society
  • Identify the extent of Viking exploration and trade.
  • explain how and why Viking expansion occurred, including developments in weaponry and shipbuilding technologies.
The outcomes and student expectations were taken from:



Realistically this wouldnt be placed at this location, however for the purpose of this task the pdf is downloadable below:

Discussion Zone:

Allows Students to discuss historical content with other peers and teachers

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