Of course, I have books that would be good resources for this in the classroom... entire bins labeled Vikings... but we aren't in the classroom and since they're still young I don't want them hopping around on the internet Googling things. So I went looking for a map (Googling "who believed in Norse Mythology?") and found one that I liked and -- lo and behold -- I decided to get a bunch of materials on TpT from MindRoar in Australia.
I think this will work really well; with everything being created by the same seller, it should all coordinate with no big gaps in information. The problem with me getting 20 resources for Vikings (I wrote to her and she created a bundle so -- ta da! -- you don't have to add them to your cart one at a time) is now I need to make a list. I can't mentally coordinate all that information. I have to write them down and I have to categorize in order to process it!
The introductory materials can be used to accompany the following video:
Viking History Resources
Research - Viking Homelands and Geography
Research - Viking Ordinary Life
Research - Viking Weapons
Research - Viking Ships
Research - Viking Expansion
Research - Viking Religion
The Norse Pantheon - Crash Course World Mythology #10
includes the legend of "The Theft of Thor's Hammer"
It'll be interesting to see what topics they choose out of all these options!
Of course, we won't have anyone do a report on the Norse religion, since the Mythology is the entire point of this block and we all know it well, but we may use some of the resources to wrap it up. It can be fun to see how different versions agree or disagree. Note that you can't watch ANY of the religion videos before students have finished the D'Aulaire's book because they give away key events. In adition to the Norse Pantheon video, there are Crash Course Mythology videos which cover Loki and Sif's Golden Hair (start at 4:27), Loki and the Death of Balder (start at 3:23), and Ragnarok itself.
I'd also like to add to this list, which I am creating simply as part of my brainstorming process (I'm not assigning anything yet to students), something about Viking Foods. Here are the resources I've found so far:
Research - Viking Foods
Viking Food from Fotevikens Museum
Small culinary cook book for working vikings
Cheese and butter
Meat and fish
And some more...
66 Viking Recipes (PDF)
meat, fish, vegetable, desserts, breads, porridge, beverages