eTwinning UK – Sweden Vikings Project
August –November 2008
1. To gain greater knowledge of the Viking civilisation,
both in Scandinavia and UK.
2. To gain greater knowledge of the Vikings as
explorers, traders, conquerors and settlers.
3. To celebrate the similarities and differences between
life in Sweden and UK
1. The project will begin with a teacher meeting in
Sweden, in August. During the visit we will confirm all
the plans made, up to that day and the teachers from
Burnham Market will visit Slottsbrons Skola.
The children from both schools will make Vokis on the
internet and share them with the partner school. The
aim will to present themselves to the other school’s
The children in each school spend time (perhaps 4 weeks) learning about Viking history in general. This will provide background knowledge as the project develops. During this process we will set up a shared website with editing controls for both schools where we can communicate and write articles and show pictures about what we learn. The partner school can then compare and relate to what the other school have been learning.
3. Both schools will then collaborate on making a bi-
lingual Viking PhotoStory. It will have five sections
• Vikings in Scandinavia (S)
• Vikings leaving Scandinavia in summer (S)
• Viking journey across the North Sea (S)
• Viking journey across the North Sea (UK)
• Viking arrival in England (UK)
• Vikings settling in England (UK)
The PhotoStory would be created from photographs that the children have taken from various scenes they have created using models. Both schools have the same Viking Ship to build this story around and models may be useful resources.
Teachers and children would then collaborate and edit to add bi-lingual captions, creating the final version of the Viking PhotoStory.
4. November (week 48)
Both schools would then hold a simultaneous VIKING WEEK, where the children would share and celebrate their work, both in their own communities but also between the two schools. They would be opportunities for photographs of exhibitions and video linking (Skype).
- Subjects: Cross Curricular, European Studies, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, History of Culture, Informatics / ICT
- Languages: EN
- Pupil's age: 9 - 11
- Tools to be used: e-mail, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Video conference, Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing
- Aims: 1. To gain greater knowledge of the Viking civilisation, both in Scandinavia and UK.
2. To gain greater knowledge of the... read more
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- Expected results: The children from both schools will make Vokis on the internet and share them with the partner school. The aim... read more