- THE LAST VIKING – teachers’ notes (pdf)
- THE LAST VIKING RETURNS – teachers’ notes with ACARA hyperlinks (pdf)
Each set of teachers’ notes includes the handouts available further below.
Painting a page from The Last Viking Returns.
Painting the cover from The Last Viking Returns.
Hand-outs for The Last Viking
You are welcome to print these hand-outs for educational, non-commercial use in your home, school or library.
Click an image to open it.
The British Museum – Vikings, Life and Legend – this fantastic exhibition was shown at the museum earlier in 2014, and you can still see exhibited items on the website. There are classroom resources available in the ‘Schools‘ section.
UK National Maritime Museum- Viking classroom resources – Great selection of handouts. on everything from longships and trade routes to Viking dress and clothing dyes. Colouring-in sheets too. Very handy.
Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde, Denmark – To read the Teacher’s Guide, click on ‘Education’ up the top, then ‘To The Teacher’ on the left.
The website features many printable activities related to navigation, ships, and Norse life in general- but the recommended age for most activities is 10 years and up.
Norse Proverbs – A list of sayings that ancient Vikings may have used. Boys in particular will love these. There’s quite a few grisly ones.
Papercraft Viking Longship – Make your own longship from paper. Download the pdf, print out onto card, cut out the pieces, and assemble according to the instructions. Easy. Free resource from Canon, the camera and printer company.
Write your name in Runes – Translate words into runes automatically using this free resource. We adapted the translation on this website for the borders in The Last Viking.
When you type letters into the website, you will have to substitute every C for a K. It won’t let you translate C for some reason- who knows why.
The website automatically substitutes a few letters for other letters: K instead of Q, Y instead of J, U instead of V, and CS instead of X.
Plus it has an extra rune we didn’t use, which translates to the letter combination EL.