Norse Mythology and the Vikings :: Resources

This fall we started our (Home) school year studying Norse Mythology and the Vikings.  I don’t remember I ever studied them, so everything was new to me.  It might possibly be that I wasn’t paying attention in school when we did study it… who knows!  Either way, it was like studying something new, and I like it.

We did a little bit of geography (I love maps), and fun to talk about where we’ve been and have them locate and get some direction of what and where we are talking about.

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From here.

We zoomed in the Scandinavian countries, where Norsemen are from.

From this website.
From this website.

We read and based our days from the D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myth.  Read it in order (for these most part) and added other books and sites.  Even now, after studying it, I still find these diagrams very helpful.

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From this website.
The Nine Worlds from this website.
The Nine Worlds from this website.

I’ll post a few more pictures and posts about the activities we did, but here are the resources, in one place.

The list of books and sites we used for this unit (sorry, they are in no particular order):

Websites:

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5 thoughts on “Norse Mythology and the Vikings :: Resources

  1. Glendie January 7, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Sounds interesting….I don’t know much about any of that…more to learn!

  2. julie January 7, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Wow Marcella! This is great. We just started reading “Magnus Chase” by Rick Riordan, which is all Norse mythology-based. Fun to see the various levels, er places… 🙂

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela January 7, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Hi Julie. My kids haven’t wanted to read the rest of the Rick Riordan books, besides Percy Jackson and the Olympians. They LOVE Greek Mythology and they are so intense about it. They’ve read them all, listened to them, all multiple times!
      They are afraid they are not going to like the other series as much. They’ll read them when they are ready I think. But we thought it would be a great thing to read right now. We’ll see what they decide 🙂

      • Julie January 31, 2016 / 8:59 am

        I hear that! That is exactly how E has felt about reading the Kane Chronicles. He hasn’t wanted to leave the Percy Jackson series. But now he’s enjoying Magnus, so maybe Kane has a chance 🙂

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