Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

Go to World Book Online Student.
In the search box, type ‘Anglo-Saxons‘ and press return.

A. Click on the article called ‘Anglo-Saxons’.
1. From what tribes did the Anglo-Saxons come? (on the lines)
2. What country is now located in the area from which those tribes came? (between the lines)
3. Where did the Anglo-Saxons settle?  (on the lines)
4. Why did they settle there?  (on the lines)
5. When did they settle there?  (on the lines)
6. How many principal, or main, kingdoms were there by two hundred years later?  (on the lines)
7. Who attacked them in the late 800’s?  (on the lines)
8. Who won and when?  (on the lines)
9. What are two ways the Anglo-Saxons affected the English language?  (on the lines)
10. What percentage of our words come from the Anglo-Saxons? (between the lines)
11. Cite this article using the format at the bottom of the page. Copy accurately, observing all the punctuation correctly.

B. Type ‘vikings’ in the search box at the top of the page.
Click on the article called ‘Vikings’.

1. What are two key words that describe the Vikings?  (on the lines)
2. When was the Viking Age?  (on the lines)
3. What verb expresses their behaviour in Europe?  (on the lines)
4. What verb expresses their behaviour in the North Atlantic Ocean?  (on the lines)
5. From what area of Europe did the Vikings come?  (on the lines)
6. What eight areas of Europe did they invade?  (on the lines)
7. What did most of the Vikings do most of the time?  (on the lines)
8. What are three reasons why the Vikings may have travelled far beyond their home territory?  (on the lines)
9. List three important ways in which the Vikings were affected by their environment. (between the lines)
10. List three significant effects of the Vikings? (between the lines)
11. Cite this article using the format at the bottom of the page. Copy accurately, observing all the punctuation correctly.

C. Go back to the top right hand corner of the page and look for the section called ‘Related Information’.  Click on ‘Web Sites’.
1. Copy the two sentences that come after the boldfaced ‘Note’.
2. Why do you think World Book Encyclopedia includes that disclaimer? (beyond the lines)
3. Click on a link and explore. But be prepared to tell what you discover and tell the citation information so that someone else can find your source of information.

[This page may be copied for use with students if the following credit is provided: ©2009 Sophie Rosen.]

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