Wednesday - Topic
LO: To identify the features of a Viking house and compare it to our homes.
Where did Vikings live?
Many Viking families lived together in a longhouse. This was built from wood or stone and had a thatched or turf roof on top. With just one room for all the family to share with their animals, a longhouse would have been a crowded and smelly place to live. There was no bathroom inside, but the Vikings kept clean by washing in a wooden bucket or beside a stream. Instead of toilets, people used a cesspit, which was a hole outside dug for toilet waste.
Watch the short video clip:
Follow the next link and click on the labels to find out more about what was inside a Viking home:
Task: Viking Home Comparison
Thinking about everything you have learnt from today's lesson. We are going to think about our own houses and compare them to a Viking Longhouse. Use the sheet attached below to compare and contrast the features of your home to a Viking Longhouse.
- Play the Viking Longhouse Game attached below
- Build your own version of a Viking Longhouse using recycled materials from around your house or lego!
- Draw a detailed diagram of a Viking Longhouse and include labels.
- Design a Viking Longhouse floor plan.