Did you know that the Vikings raided Scotland? Learn about the Scandinavian expansion and its ramifications on the people of Scotland and Ireland.
In the year of 793, the Vikings attacked the holy island of Iona. The next year, they raided a church on Lambay Island near today’s Dublin. Explore what archaeological remains have been found that tell the story of the lifestyle and culture of the Scandinavian people at this time in history. Discover what the Vikings were hoping to accomplish and the impacts of Norse settlement on the local inhabitants. In this fascinating class, learn how the Vikings changed Scotland and Ireland forever.
- Identify the causes of the Scandinavian expansion between the 8th and 12th centuries.
- Define what is meant by a Viking – raider, trader, settler.
- Explain the impacts of Viking raids and settlements on the people already living in these lands.
- Develop an understanding of the lifestyle of the time.
- Describe the types of archaeological sites and finds that tell us so much about this time.
- Explore the lasting affect of the Vikings on Ireland and Scotland that still exist today.
Who Might Enjoy This Class?
- People fascinated by history
- Anyone who would like to learn the history of the Vikings in Scotland and Ireland.
- People with Scandinavian, Irish or Scottish ancestry in this region interested in learning more about their heritage.