Thinking Things: The Vikings
Thinking Things: The Vikings - An introductory look at the way of life in Viking times. Includes information on who the Vikings were, where they came from, where they traveled, and the heritage they left behind. Designed for second and third grade students.
From the site:
The Vikings were farmers.
When the farmer died the farm was passed to the oldest son in the family.
The Vikings had a lot of children! This meant that there were a lot of people which had to choose between being workers on their brother's farm or going over the seas in search of fame and fortune or new land.
Stories about how easy it was to get rich on such expeditions spread like wild fire over Scandinavia.