Due, Oct. 9, 120 points
What can we learn about Scandinavia and its influence on the world?
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.
Your essay needs to answer the following questions:
To be posted.
A printed copy will be posted soon.
Click here to view the PowerPoint file about Scandinavia we used in class.
This is an excellent introduction to the land forms of Scandinavia.
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:
An overview of Norway. You will need to log in.
An overview of Sweden. You will need to log in.
The Aurora, 1, 2, 3
The Fishing Industry in Norway, 1, 2, 3