Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Hands On Crafts for Kids Series 6: Back in Time (cc)

This series takes us back in time, introducing traditional crafts that have been passed on through generations. Kids explore their creativity through crafts and also learn about all types of history and various cultures. Learning takes place through curriculum-based projects that teach an appreciation of various peoples Click for more

5. Vikings and Explorers: 800 - 1200 A.D. (cc)

05. Vikings and Explorers: 800 - 1200 A.D. (cc)

Five projects that back to the days of the Vikings. Projects include: Coins - Coins were a means of trading and were made from various metals. Often Runic symbols were embossed into the surface. Weathervane - Carved weather vanes were mounted on the front of long boats as a navigational aid. Many times they were in the shape of a sea animal. Viking Longboat - The Vikings sailed in ships known as longboats. They were known for their sleek and stylish look. These ocean going vessels were propelled by sails and oars. Helmet - Defensive equipment such as a helmet was very important since the Vikings often fought hand to hand. Helmet design varied from a simple iron mask with a riveted nose guard to more elaborate styles. Runic Bracelet - Runic writings were carved in stone, bone, horn wood, and on metal and coins. These inscriptions often contain information about a person, such as their voyages, family, wealth and talents. The word "rune" comes from a Gothic word meaning secrets. 05/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned PI 30 min.
Also See: A Soldier's Life (Centurions, Vikings and the British Red Coats)

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