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    ProjectHello Leif Erikson,
    Today you are here to make a presentation for your voyage journal. I know, I know, it's not as exciting as your daily raids I apologize! You have ventured to three lands of North America:
    Vinland
    Markland
    Helluland
    Create a power point presentation showing the story behind your voyage.
    Why are you making this voyage?
    What happened while you were out at sea?
    Did you meet any natives on these lands? If so, tell us about an experience or two you've had with them.
    Elaborate, let us know what "really" happened during your voyage (of course you can't let us know what really happened, since the sagas don't even know what really happened).
    Your presentation must include:
    At least 10 slides.
    Minimum of 10 pictures in the presentation.
    Maps of your voyage (or where you've voyaged to)
    Creativity
    It's a journal, make it interesting!

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    Where Are The Vikings From?
    What 4 current countries make up Scandinavia?
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    geographical features inof Scandinavia.
    Which geographical feature made it hard for Vikings to farm?
    How were the Vikings feeding themselves?
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    What was one of the most deadly weapons during this time?
    The Long Ship
    Can you write in your own words what the long ships were made out of?
    What resource did the Vikings need an abundance of to produce these long ships?
    Was there a better traveling solution for Vikings at the time?
    There was one part of the ship that determined where it would be sailed, what part of the ship was this?
    Name the technique Vikings would use to shape the hull.

    Sack of Lindisfarne
    Where was Lindisfarne?
    How did the Vikings reach Lindisfarne?
    Who was living in the Lindisfarne monastery?
    The Vikings were there for what reason?
    Why was this an important occurrence in Viking history?

    Viking Exploration
    Name 3 places the Vikings explored.
    What kind of geography did Greenland consist of?
    Who founded Greenland?
    Where were the Vikings importing timber from?
    According to the voyage map, where was the Vikings third stop?

    Viking Trade & Cultural Diffusion
    What were the Swedish Vikings called in the Middle East?
    For what reason did these Vikings end up in the Middle East?
    Name the city in which the Vikings did their trading.
    What were they trading the Arabs?
    If they weren't giving the coins value based on what was on it, how were they valuing them?

    Famous Viking Leaders
    Which famous Viking leader was king of Denmark and Sweden?
    Erik the Red founded which settlement?
    How long was his settlement inhabited by Vikings for?
    What may have caused Leif not to return to the land he found?
    Do you agree with my choice on the most "important" Viking leader? Why or why not?

    Viking Women
    Were women of the Viking era really Vikings?
    During this time what was the main duty of the females?
    What did the females wear as a sign of authority?
    What could a woman do if she was unsatisfied with her husband?
    Did women during this time have freedom?

    Religion
    What was the original religion of the Vikings?
    During what year did Olav Tryggvason voyage to Norway?
    What were his intentions?
    Why do you think Leif Erikson was asked to bring Christianity to Greenland?
    If you were a Viking, would you have converted? Why or why not?

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Tuesday, January 31

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    Where Are The Vikings From?
    What 4 current countries make up Scandinavia?
    Name 2 geographical features in Scandinavia.
    Which geographical feature made it hard for Vikings to farm?
    How were the Vikings feeding themselves?
    Out of all the geographical features of Scandinavia, which do you think benefited the Vikings the most?
    Vikings Before Their Expansion
    Did Vikings really have horns on their helmets?
    What would a male Vikings regular outfit consist of?
    During war did the Vikings wear anything unusual?
    Besides fighting, what else were weapons used for?
    What was one of the most deadly weapons during this time?
    The Long Ship
    Sack of Lindisfarne
    Viking Exploration
    Viking Trade & Cultural Diffusion
    Famous Viking Leaders
    Viking Women
    Religion

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    OriginalTraditional Viking Religion
    The traditional religion of the Vikings was Paganism. Pagans worshiped some major as well as minor Gods, with giants being their Gods enemies. This religion had no specific , or place to practice; Vikings would tend to their religious needs in their own home as they saw fit. Odin was the chief God of Paganism; he was sacrificed and resurrected just like Christianity's Jesus. Other Gods included Loki who was a problem solver, trouble maker and God of fire and Thor who was not too bright, as strong as anything and was the God of thunder.
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    Paganism says that the Gods will fight the giants and the world will erupt in a great fire. During this fight Loki and his children side with the giants, so it's interesting that the Earth ends up in flames considering Loki was the God of fire. Even after this worldwide flame it is said there will be enough survivors for the world to rebuild itself.

    Christianity
    In the Summer of 995 Olav Tryggvason voyaged to Norway from England. There were two things on his mind:
    Claiming the throne of Norway
    Converting Norway to Christianity
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    "He went ashore on the island of Moster on the west coast of Norway. He was accompanied by several English priests and a bishop called Grimkjell. On the island Olav Tryggvason held the first official mass in Norway. About 35 years later Norway was officially a Christian country."[1]
    Leif Erikson was asked by the King of Norway to Christianize Greenland, and this he did. The European leaders were looking for a way to bring the Vikings together and more so control them. The Vikings were struggling against the Christianity that was being forced upon them. They had a Viking Berserker (said to be a crazy pagan) walk through a fire made by pagans and one by the Christians, he could pass the one made by pagans but not Christians - So they displayed Christianity as "the" religion.ris
    Paganism vs. Christianity
    These religions are totally , even when it comes to which is better documented. Paganism was not well documented, and by the time there was writing about it, Christianity had spread across Europe (13th century Iceland saga). Christianity was more organized, as the Pagans worshiped whenever and however - it was a religion full of choices it seemed. One of their recorded practices was the sacrificing of horses. Pagans represented their religion with hammers (Thor), while Christians used crosses.
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    [1] http://viking.no/e/life/echristianity.htm

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