Expedition Greenland – Learning sustainability form the Vikings

Learning sustainability from the Vikings? The “Greenland Expedition” project shows pupils the parallels between today’s environmental and living situation and that of the Vikings. The project has created educational material that provides attractive access to sustainable development topics and allows for interdisciplinary teaching.

Learning sustainability from the Vikings? That is possible! The “Greenland Expedition” project supported by Erasmus+ proves it. In this transnational project, the Wissenschaftsladen Bonn and its partners show pupils the parallels between today’s environmental and living situation and that of the Vikings.

The project has created educational material that provides attractive access to sustainable development topics and allows for interdisciplinary teaching. The emphasis has been placed on learning through enquiry as the approach particularly enhances the competence of Learning to Learn. An introduction, as well as background information, can be found in the manual for teachers. All exercises and material can be downloaded free of charge.

  • Part 1: Learning sustainability from the Vikings
  • Part 2: Greenland today
  • Part 3: Climate change and its impact globally
  • Part 4: Cooperation for sustainability

The materials address pupils between 12 and 15 years, they are completed by a box of material with real objects and more resources.

The materials are available in English, German and in Danish.