This worksheet and PowerPoint Presentation are to supplement the podcast History Detective. Case 16: Gunnhild, Mother of Kings explores the life of Gunnhild who was married to a Viking king and bore him 6 sons. She is described as beautiful, ruthless and cruel, but can you always trust the reliability of the sagas? One of the focus skills for the lesson is investigation contestable history however students will also build vocabulary, discuss gender representation in history, analyse a song, engage with the historical concept of reliability and complete further research.
The accompanying History Detective podcast transcript can be found here and is hyperlinked in the resources. The History Detective podcast can be accessed wherever you get your podcasts.
The lyric video for the accompanying song can be found on YouTube.