Leif Erikson Day

Eric the Red and Leif Ericson Settlers Lesson Plan

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In this lesson, students will explore the travels and discoveries of the Vikings. After viewing a short video about the Eric the Red and Leif Ericson, students will analyze a painting that depicts a Viking ship at sea and then read an Icelandic saga written about the early Norse people. The lesson will conclude with students researching the impact the Vikings had on the region of their choice and completing a report or presentation.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: PBS. Learning Media