The myths from the Norsemen are the most rousing tales ever told. Furthermore they entertain, however perfectly illustrate the Viking ideal of unflinching bravery and courage regardless of inevitable disaster. So far as modern-day connections, the Norse gods
Odin, Thor, Tyr, and Frigga (combined with the Sun and also the Moon) would be the
inspiration for the era of the week: Sun-day, Moon-day, Tyr’s day,
Woden’s (Odin) day, Thor’s day, and Frigga’s day. For comic fans the god Thor also offers a contemporary super hero reincarnation.
NOTE: There’s a brand new textbook available only for teaching Norse Mythology. (See link left.)
Regarding THE WALL: READER’S THEATER PLAY (PDF)
Within this myth the Norse gods search the recently created world for that perfect place to construct Asgard (or "The house of the Gods"). Every time they find their paradise, its safety factors are threatened with a mysterious stranger.
HEAR "Regarding THE WALL" PERFORMED ALOUD (MP3)
The play is conducted thanks to Chatterbox Audio, a great resource free of charge audio performances.
THE NORSE GODS (PDF)
This document gives info on Norse gods and cosmology.
"IMIGRANT SONG" Brought ZEPPELIN (PDF)
This is just a .pdf from the song lyrics. Song offered individually. But it is an enjoyable song that references images from Norse mythology and also the Viking raids on another country.
HNEFATAFL: VIKING CHESS (PDF)
This PDF includes a rule sheet along with a printable game board that enables students to experience Hnefatafl (or Viking Chess), a game title that historians believe was really performed through the real Vikings. NOTE: Some cutting and pasting is required. Instructions: Print the 4 bits of the Viking Chess board. Tape them together as indicated (top left, top right, etc.) Laminate the board if you want. Player pieces: You’ll need moveable pieces to experience the sport. Casino chips work perfectly for this function. Designate one poker nick because the "king piece" by drawing a crown onto it. You’ll need 16 of 1 color and eight of some other. To experience: Begin to see the instruction sheet incorporated within the PDF.
THOR THE Super hero (PDF)
This worksheet asks students to evaluate the current super hero Thor and the connections towards the Norse god.
EUROPEAN SURNAME ORIGINS (PDF)
This worksheet gives information regarding the introduction of surnames (last names) in Europe.