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7/22/13
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Guess what's coming to DVD July 23rd?










Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 are debuting on DVD this Tuesday, July 23rd

Hiccup, Astrid, and the other teens at the Dragon Academy show us a bit about what it was like to live as a Viking, but there is so much more to know!   When it comes to action and excitement, the sky’s the limit in this high-flying animated adventure based on the Academy Award®-nominated hit movie How To Train Your Dragon!

In celebration of the release, check out this Kids Guide to Vikings:


Vikings at Sea

Dragons: Riders of Berk, Fox Home Entertainment
 

Not all Vikings travel by dragon like they do in Berk! Vikings built great, big boats called longships for war. Each one could carry at least 60 men! Even though they were so large, Viking longships were designed to be speedy and could move through the water much faster than other boats.

Viking Clothes 

 Dragons: Riders of Berk, Fox Home Entertainment

Vikings from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden dress a lot like Vikings from Berk, but with more layers. To stay warm in the cold winters, Vikings wore clothes made of wool, animal skin, or linen and shoes made of thick leather or goatskin.  In battle, they wore helmets made of leather or iron.

Viking Homes

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Vikings really knew how to make the most of their surroundings! Houses were built of stone, mud, and blocks of turf.  They made thatched roofs from woven sticks covered in mud. Vikings probably wouldn’t let dragons sleep in their houses the way Toothless does!

Viking Children

 Kids' Guide to Vikings, Dragons Riders of Berk, Fox Home Entertainment

The Vikings in Berk get to go to the Dragon Academy to learn about how to become better dragon trainers. Instead of going to school, real Viking kids stayed home to help their parents work. Even without school and books, children could learn about history through songs and stories passed down from the older members of the town. 

Viking Food 

Kids Guide to Vikings, Dragons Riders of Berk, Fox Home Entertainment

The dragons in Berk eat fish, veggies, and bread given to them by their riders. Vikings ate similar foods, but also enjoyed meat from farm animals or wild animals that they would hunt. They drank out of wooden cups or drinking horns. Sometimes they had feasts for festivals that would last over a week! 


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Ann Raye said...

I love the facts about food. The dragons in Berk eat fish, veggies, and bread given to them by their riders. Vikings ate similar foods, but also enjoyed meat from farm animals or wild animals that they would hunt.

Mimi said...

I love that feasts would last over a week sometimes- they new how to party!

Vonnie Bailey said...

Like that kids stayed home and learned from their parents.

Debby Chandler said...

the food of course! lots and lots of it.

Robin Wilson said...

I guess I never gave it much thought about how they got their education in those days. I think that songs and stories are an interesting way to learn outside of working.

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I like the facts about Viking houses being built out of stone, mud, and blocks of turf and their thatched roofs being made from mud covered woven sticks.

Simple time back then :)

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Stephanie said...

I like the fact about their houses: Vikings really knew how to make the most of their surroundings! Houses were built of stone, mud, and blocks of turf. They made thatched roofs from woven sticks covered in mud.
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Natasha said...

I like how all the facts in the movie and real life are similar. What they ate, what they practiced, and where they lived.

debbie said...

I like the food facts(plus the dragons eat what the people eat)

EJ Morales said...

I love the power of family connection. So very important in all cultures

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

they had weeklong festivals! thanks!

Birdie Skolfield said...

interesting that they drank out of wooden cups or drinking horns.

Birdie Skolfield said...

I love that They drank out of wooden cups or drinking horns

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

The viking clothing of course.

Suzie Williams said...

I liked the fact about viking children learning from songs and stories from their parents.

Ashleigh Walls said...

That their festivals sometimes lasted a week! What a party.

Erin Cleary said...

I like that the vikings learned about history from songs and stories and then actually had a dragon academy to become better dragon trainers.

Daniel M said...

tThey drank out of wooden cups or drinking horns - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

GeorgiaBeckman said...

My favorite fact is about them building longboats for war. Big enough to hold 60 men.

momo said...

That they learned good lessons from their parents advice & teachings.

Jillian Tyre said...

Dragons eat fish, veggies, and bread. Wish I ate healthier food like that!

Anonymous said...

Vikings knew how to build houses out of what nature had to offer.
doan b (abedabun dawn)

Yesenia said...

Definitely the food facts!
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Kristin Duncan said...

The fact that they had week long feasts.

Jess&James said...

I like the fact Vikings built great, big boats called longships for war
Jessica Cox

Sara Estep said...

I learned that each longship can carry up to 60 men.

Ken Ohl said...

love the big food feasts. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

The children learned about history from songs and stories from the older people in the town
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Merry

Anonymous said...

I like how the Vikings made their homes...used materials they found...stones, mud & such

Yesenia said...

I love the food facts!
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steve weber said...

Vikings really knew how to make the most of their surroundings! Houses were built of stone, mud, and blocks of turf. They made thatched roofs from woven sticks covered in mud.

Vivian said...

Viking food! :D

Dawn Justice said...

The food :) the one week feasts would be great!

Teresa Thompson said...

Sometimes they had feasts for festivals that would last over a week!

michedt said...

I like the Viking ships. They really are amazing to see (the replicas)
Michelle Tucker

dv8 said...

Vikings learned history from songs and stories.

Vanessa said...

They traveled by longship and each ship could hold about 60 men.

lisa neutel said...

I learned that they're festivals sometimes lasted for a week! Sounds great!

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