LEAVING HOME!: Homeschooling the Viking Invasions!

Monday, February 8th, 2021

In this Homeschooling History episode, the Histories of the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, explore the fascinating history of LEAVING HOME. From discussions of seventeenth-century boys leaving home to attend school and university (and letters home to mothers), going off to war and travelling around the world to the exact opposite, staying at home, lockdown and being under house arrest, Sam and James rampage around history of leaving home before settling on the fascinating history of the Viking Invasions. It starts by looking at sources that describe Viking raids, before discussing who the Vikings were, when and where the invasions took place, and what motivated them to leave Scandinavia. As always, at the end there is a quiz and a task to produce your own map of the Viking invasions!

More Podcasts

90. Making of the Live Show

6, 12, 2018 - Welcome to Histories of the Unexpected where you will discover the history of things you did .... Read More

108. Executions!

25, 9, 2019 - Welcome to Histories of the Unexpected where we demonstrate how everything has a history and .... Read More

Episode 74: Pockets

18, 4, 2018 -   ‘Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket’.  (Lord .... Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with Histories of the Unexpected