Uncovering Viking History

Uncover Viking History

Maker Thinking Using the Vale of York Hoard

My students are loving this unit I developed for my class Digital Humanities in Education.  Students act as museum interns to help solve a “history mystery” when two metal dectorists discover a large bucket of coins and other materials in a field in England.  Borrowed from the true story of the discovery of the Vale of York Hoard and using images licensed for use by the British Museum, students walk through the process of historical thinking skills as they learn about the fascinating history of the Vikings.