Viking Unit Study During the summer we had read about the Vikings & Leif Erikson & the kids (& I!) were fascinated. This is how the viking unit came to be

Viking Unit Study During the summer we had read about the Vikings & Leif Erikson and we were fascinated. This is how the viking unit came to be

11 Leif Erikson Facts for Leif Erikson Day | Mental Floss

11 Leif Erikson Facts for Leif Erikson Day

Leif Erikson (970 – 1020 AD) was an Icelandic explorer and the first known European to have discovered North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus. According to the Sagas of Icelanders, Leif Erikson established a Norse settlement at location he called Vinland. This location is identified as possibly being located at L’Anse aux Meadows on the northern tip of Newfoundland in modern-day Canada. However, this location is not firm as later archaeological evidence suggests…

The Vikings were some of the only people that continued sea exploration during the Dark Ages. While many societies became less advanced, the Vikings kept moving forward. They were actually the first Europeans to discover North America.

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