Note: This schedule page is best viewed on a computer monitor.
|Resources||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Online Textbook|
|Spine text||6.3 Northern Europe|
The Travel Book
|Look up this week’s countries.|
The Religions Book
|p. 28-31 Sami beliefs|
People of the World
|p. 243-244 Faroese||p. 241-242 Danes||p. 254-255 Swedes|
p. 250-252 Sami
People & Places
How to Live Scandinavian
|What is Scandinavia?|
|At the Table||Life Outside||Family Life|
|Chapter 1||Chapter 2||Chapters 3-4||Chapters 5-6||Chapter 7|
|Memorizing the World’s Countries|
|Seterra Games||Northern Europe: Countries||Denmark: Cities||Sweden: Cities||Continue memorizing the European countries and features. Be ready to take a printable quiz on the European countries during week 12!|
|Map printables||Europe Countries Quiz (practice)|
Visual Trick – Learn Northern Europe
|Maps from the study guide||Nordic countries|
Iceland’s volcanic activity
|Links from the study guide||How to Fredagsmys – Fredagskos like a Scandi|
Research SAD. Here is a great infographic: https://online.regiscollege.edu/blog/seasonal-affective-disorder/
BBC Article: The babies who nap in sub-zero temperatures
Online percent calculator
|Extra Resources and Activities|
|Activities||Plan a field trip to IKEA if it’s within feasible driving distance. We drove several hours to get to one, and it was worth it!||Recipe: |
Swedish cinnamon buns (kanelbullar)
|Visit your local deli or upscale grocery store and see if you can find some Scandinavian cheese!|
Roast Beef, Smoked Salmon, & Blue Cheese Smørrebrød Recipes
|Field trip idea: Visit a sauna via a local spa.|
Optional: Creative writing assignment: After reading about Nordic mythical creatures in the North book, write a story (or poem) about one.
|Make a teaser letter (gækkebreve)|
You may need to use the Chrome browser so it will translate the words into English. If not, look for the linked words HER in red for the paper cutting templates.
Template 3 (with paper folding instructions)
|Art||Draw a Viking|
Make a dala horse felt ornament
|Music||For your optional listening enjoyment:|
Spotify playlist: Folk music – Scandinavian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
Danheim – Ulfhednar (This is modern, but based on ancient viking music by a group out of Denmark.) Danheim Radio (Live Viking Music Radio – 24/7) Note: The Danheim radio may be inactive, but you can choose another from the page of search results.
Ramund (Danish folk song) on Nyckelharpa – Myrkur
Djämes Braun – Gode Tider (Spotify)
Scandinavian Folk Music – Best Scandinavian Traditional Music
Garmarna – Herr Mannelig – “Garmarna is a Swedish folk-rock band. Their songs are mainly old Scandinavian ballads.” Quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmarna
Victor Leksell – Tappat
Molly Sandén – Sand
Heilung | LIFA – Krigsgaldr LIVE – “Heilung is an experimental folk band made up of members from Denmark, Norway and Germany. Their music is based on texts from artifacts of the Iron Age originated by the Northern European peoples of the Celtic and Viking Age. They describe their music as “amplified history from early medieval northern Europe”. Quote from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heilung
|Videos||Vikings: Viking Exploration | History|
What is a fjord?
Norwegians HATE Surprises, look at our grocery stores
|Denmark’s Forest Kindergarten|
Kulning – Ancient Swedish herding call
Norway Explained by Visiting a Typical Home
|Norway and Sweden Road Trip Drone Video – Featured Creator Remo Liechti|
Norway’s Lasting Oil Wealth
|Geopolitics of Sweden |
The Norse Pantheon: Crash Course World Mythology #10
TED-Ed: How Thor got his hammer – Scott A. Mellor
Take the quiz after watching the video.
|The Origins of the Lucia Tradition|
*A classical painting shows male nudity in this video. There is a bit of political issues brought up towards the end, which could lead to some interesting discussion.
How Is Muslim Immigration to Sweden Working Out? (10 min.)
Note: This video mentions rape. Curse words are bleeped out.
View this video with your teacher or parent and discuss your thoughts afterward.
|Note: The Geopolitics of Sweden video is long, but it will give you a good understanding of some of the tensions between Sweden and Russia. Understanding these sorts of issues will give you a much greater understanding of the challenge’s countries face and current events! You will understand much more than many adults in the U.S. currently do!|
|Full-length videos||Rick Steves’ Europe: |
Norway’s West: Fjords, Mountains, and Bergen
|Rick Steves’ Europe: |
Note: This video is also linked in the online geography textbook.
|Rick Steves’ Europe: |
Denmark Beyond Copenhagen
|Erika Larsen: The Reindeer People | Nat Geo Live|
* Warning: Dead reindeer are shown.
|The Last Generation? – Sami Reindeer Herders in Swedish Lapland, Documentary|
(1 hour, 30 min.)
* Warning: There is a bad word in the translated sub-titles. Reindeer are also shown being butchered.
|Geography Now! videos||Norway||Denmark|
|Printables||Reindeer paper model|
|Websites||Article: Salty licorice: The not-so-sweet sweet|
Dollar Street – Take a look at families around the world. (Topics can be changed by the dropdown menus in the upper left of the website.)