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Title Primary history : vicious Vikings.

Published [London] : Teachers TV/UK Department of Education, 2010.

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 UniM INTERNET video  The Whole World    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (34 minutes).
Series Education in video.
Great lesson ideas ; 1-2.
Education in video.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 5, 2012).
Summary At Headley Park School, Bristol, teachers use inventive ways to engage children's thinking about the Vikings. In Viking Comic Strip teacher Tim Browse asks children to imagine they are different characters during a Viking raid. They act out their role (monks, Vikings) using freeze frame images depicting the point in the story. They then create a comic strip from their drama using thought bubbles and photographs. This activity combines an experiential element with speaking, listening and thinking skills.In Archaeological Dig, teacher Alexa Vickery asks the children to dig up Viking objects out of sand, identify and draw them, deciding if the object is really Viking from their learnt knowledge of Viking life. Norse or not Norse is a fun game in which children have to write a true and a false explanation of an object and present it to the class. It asks the children to draw on skills of writing and persuasion, to build convincing argument.
In Artefact Pursuit children play a board game which encourages them to ask searching questions about objects from the past. They must also start to generate their own research questions and get research underway using books and the internet. In Shades of Grey children look at how historical figures shouldn't be seen in terms of good and bad but in terms of the varied contributions they made to society at the time. The object is for children to also understand that perspectives of characters can change with time. In Luckiest Historian, Year 5 children build an understanding of the qualities of primary and secondary sources. The teacher uses cards to represent many kinds of historical sources and asks the children to put them in order of usefulness in terms of their reliability and their richness as a historical source. By ordering the sources they start to think about the value of different sources when doing particular historical research.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Education in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Other author Available Light (Firm), producer.
Subject History -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Great Britain.
History -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Activity programs.
Vikings -- Study and teaching (Primary) -- Great Britain.
Antiquities.
Instructional television programs.
Variant Title Primary history : enquiry skills.
ISBN 9781503425064