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Homeland for the Vikings and includes the countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark
Fierce warriors and expert sailors who raided ports throughout Europe and who were feared by many and also conquered other lands and sailed to Greenland and North America
Settled down in new lands, followed laws and became farmers or traders
Viking Ship Builders
Designed longboats that made ocean travel possible and relatively safe
Used both wind power and man power (rowing) to move through the water and could change direction easily
Used the Sun, stars, birds, and even the color of the ocean
The great sea of darkness and the ocean Leif Ericsson and the Vikings sailed across to from Greenland to North America
The kind of bird that appeared on the Vikings flag
Special Viking warriors who fought without wearing any armor, they wore the skins of bears and wolves
Eric the Red
Leif Ericsson's father who was banished from Iceland for three years for killing a man in a dispute and started a settlement in Greenland around 980 A.D.
traveled to Vinland (Newfoundland) around 1000 A.D.
When lost in a storm, went too far west and discovered a new land with forests and other features that would appeal to potential settlers
Island to the west that the Vikings settled in search of new lands in about 960 A.D.
Land even farthest west which was not very suitable for living although the Vikings lived there, the name was chosen by Eric the Red
Known as Newfoundland, area of North America in Canada where Leif Ericsson settled
A person who makes a discovery that changes the way people think about the world
Why people explore
*in search of an environment that will have plenty of food or they are following animals that they need to survive
*to spread their religious beliefs
*to learn more about science and our world
*to gain wealth
How we know about past exploration
*people kept records of their explorations in notes, journals or books
*people's adventures were passed doen through generations by word of mouth, which are called sagas
Why the Vikings weren't able to settle in North America
The Native Americans were hostile and the two groups could not live together peacefully
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