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Social Studies 7A, Packet Six, Scandinavia


Packet Six

Due, Oct. 9, 120 points

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What can we learn about Scandinavia and its influence on the world?

Scandinavian scene



There is so much to explore in Scandinavia! It is a region of deep fjords, immense forests and windswept arctic terrain. It holds Europe's greatest forests and vast oil deposits. We are going to explore this fascinating part of the world.

Scandinavia includes five nations: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. These nations are similar in some ways, but in others they differ greatly. The smallest of the nations in Scandinavia - Denmark - has actually been one of the more dominating nations in Scandinavia for hundreds of years. While the nation with the longest coastline - Norway - has suffered with centuries of poverty as other nations have tried to control its vast access to the sea.

In this packet, we are going to explore Scandinavia with a series of national discoveries.


Students will demonstrate their understanding of Scandinavia by completing the assignment packet. The packet includes the national details we discussed in class, a map of Scandinavia and an essay about an item of interest in one Scandinavian nation on which they want to focus.
Some essay ideas ideas are located below.

  • Bog Bodies
  • Aurora Borealis
  • Norwegian World Explorers
  • The Sami People
  • Norse Mythology
  • North Sea Oil Drilling
  • Active Volcanoes in Iceland
  • Scandinavian Artists,
  • Scandinavian Farming
  • Sibelius
  • Iceland's Volcanoes
  • Viking Myths and Folkore


Essential questions.

Your essay needs to answer the following questions:

  1. How does (your topic) relate to the (culture, geography, recent history) of the nation(s) you chose?
  2. Why did you choose this topic? What about it interested you? 
  3. What information do you choose to share? This is where you will include your copy or stories. Your copy should be printed out, avoid handwriting if it is possible.
  4. What do you want to share about your topic? This could include charts, graphs or other examples. You need to include at least one graphic or image that illustrate what you have learned about your topic.
  5. You need to create a summary paragraph about how your topic has affected the nation you are studying or the rest of the world as well.



To be posted.



Printed files

A printed copy will be posted soon.

Online files

Click here to view the PowerPoint file about Scandinavia we used in class.

This is an excellent introduction to the land forms of Scandinavia.

Here are the links to the National Geographic information packets about the folloiwng nations:
Sweden, Norway, Denmark

This is the link to the video about Norway we used in class.

This is a fun video about the Aurora.

Here are some quick links to the following articles:

The Sami

An overview of Norway. You will need to log in.

The Global Seed Vault

An overview of Sweden. You will need to log in.

Quick facts about Denmark.

Online Encyclopedia Articles

The CIA World Factbook

Underground and urban farming in Scandinavia
1, 2, 3, 4

Wind power
1, 2, 3

Scanidnavian Composers & Artists
Sibelius, 1, 2, 3
Munch, 1, 2, 3

Mussorgsky (his music is close enough to Scandinavia) 1, 2, 3

The Aurora, 1, 2, 3

The Fishing Industry in Norway, 1, 2, 3

The Torne River in Sweden
1, 2, 3

Volcanoes in Iceland
1, 2, 3


Sound files

Not appliclabe.

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