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1Scandinavia and Finland The Nordic CountriesScandinavia and Finland
2ObjectivesIdentify Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland and on a blank map of Europe.Describe a welfare state.Identify the Saami.Recognize differences between Nordic Countries based on their physical geographies.Separate the Nordic Countries into two language groups.
3Scandinavian Peninsula is a large peninsula in the north of Europe. Terms and PeopleScandinavian Peninsula is a large peninsula in the north of Europe.Scandinavian Mountains run between Norway and Sweden.Jutland Peninsula juts up from Germany.A Fjord is a deep rounded valley that lets in the sea.Saami are the original people of Scandinavia.In a welfare state, the government gives people free goods and services.
4The Scandinavian countries and Finland lie in the very north of Europe.
5Physical Features These are the Scandinavian Mountains. This is the Scandinavian Peninsula.These are the Scandinavian Mountains.This is the Jutland Peninsula.
6Five nations exist in this area. Iceland is a volcanic island in the North Atlantic.NorwaySwedenFive nations exist in this area.Norway has a mountainous interior and a narrow coastline.Sweden has more lowlands than Norway. There are forests and swamps.DenmarkDenmark is not part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It’s attached to Germany.
7IcelandNorwaySwedenFinlandNorway, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland are Scandinavian countries.Finland isn’t Scandinavian.DenmarkFinland has a different culture than the other four countries here.
8IcelandNorwaySwedenFinlandThe flags of this area all have crosses.Denmark
9The Scandinavian languages are a group. The Scandinavian languages are also similar to English.The Finnish Language comes from eastern Europe. It is not similar to English.Danish, Swedish and Norwegian are so similar that these people can often understand each other.EnglishNorwegianDanishSwedishIcelandicFinishMotherMorMóðirÄitiFatherFarFaðirIsäRedRødRödRauðurPunainenStoneSteinStenSteinnKivi
10Regardless of nation, many Nordic people enjoy the outdoors.
11How does the population of the Nordic Countries compare to the rest of Europe? The population of the Nordic countries is low compared to the rest of Europe.How do the populations of Nordic Countries compare with each other?NorwaySwedenFinlandThe population of Sweden is largest.The population of Iceland is tiny.Denmark
20Denmark Denmark is a low, flat land with sandy soil. Denmark is not part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It’s attached to Germany. It’s still called Scandinavian, because it has a Scandinavian culture.Denmark has a higher population density than the northern countries.Denmark
26Which are the Nordic Countries? BlueYellowGreenRed
27Which Nordic country is dominated by mountains? Which country is Norway?Which country is Sweden?Which country is Denmark?Which country is Finland?IcelandFinlandWhich Nordic country is dominated by mountains?NorwaySwedenSwedenDenmarkNorwayDenmarkFinlandWhich Nordic country is characterized by grass-covered dunes?Which Nordic country is characterized by swampy forests?SwedenSwedenNorwayNorwayDenmarkDenmarkFinlandIceland
29In which Nordic country are fjords found? What is a fjord?It’s a deep, rounded glacier-carved valley that lets in the sea.In which Nordic country are fjords found?SwedenNorwayDenmarkFinland
30The Nordic countries’ population is: Which Nordic country is the largest in size?Higher than most of Western Europe.SwedenNorwayAbout the same as the rest of Western EuropeDenmarkFinlandMuch lower than the rest of Western EuropeWho are the Saami?A reindeer-herding minority that lives in the far north.
31Which Nordic country is characterized by volcanoes? Which Nordic country has a language that is very different than the others?Which Nordic country is characterized by volcanoes?IcelandSwedenNorwayNorwayDenmarkDenmarkFinlandFinlandEnglishNorwegianDanishSwedishIcelandicFinishMotherMorMóðirÄitiFatherFarFaðirIsäRedRødRödRauðurPunainenStoneSteinStenSteinnKivi
32The Nordic countries’ economy is: Which Nordic peninsula is larger?Better than most of Western Europe.Jutland PeninsulaScandinavian PeninsulaAbout the same as the rest of Western EuropeKola PeninsulaWestfjord PeninsulaMuch worse than the rest of Western Europe
33Please read “Sweden. ” World Studies: Europe and Russia Please read “Sweden.” World Studies: Europe and Russia. Pearson-Prentice-Hall, pgs About 6 pagesAnd view “Scandinavian Landscapes.”