This is a website full of exiting stories; partly about the late Viking Age, partly about those scientific issues relating to the ship, the sail and the navigation. The teacher's guide will help you use the site in your classes.

The table of contents lists the various assignments and exercises. They can be a set of questions, assignments to be solved in front of the computer or on paper or they can be practical indoor or outdoor exercises. We also try to estimate which subjects and age groups the assignment is best aimed at - but your comments are welcomed.

Under each assignments and exercises you will find a teacher's guide.

Assignments for the class room

The discipline of History uses a certain procedure when interpreting written sources. The historian's source material is peculiar in that it does not always speak the truth - conscoiusly or unconsciously. Hence it is important to use a firm source-critical metod aimed at exposing the source's strengths and weaknesses in oorder to avoid over-interpretation.