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Posted on Jan 22, 2017 by in LEARN | 0 comments

Growing up my only reference of Denmark was my friend from elementary school who would have thin wafer chocolate sandwiches EVERY DAY (or so it seemed……….) and sometimes had really super salty licorice. We all asked to try these of course….. and she was bored of her chocolate sandwiches so she would sometimes trade for our PBJ! Her parents were from Denmark and this made such an impression on me. Let’s learn more about Denmark!

PASSPORT and MAPPING

LANDMARKS & LANDFORMS to see

  • “flat land:
  • average height above sea level is 101 ft. Highest point Mollejog at 560 ft.
  • Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen Harbor
  • Legoland!
  • 440 islands
  • North Sea
  • Kattegat Bay
  • Fjords
  • rivers – longest: Guden
  • Jutland Peninsula

ABOUT DENMARK:

Official Website of Denmark

FOOD:

Food and Beverages

CULTURE

  • worklife balance – parental leave
  • How do Danes live today? Videos
  • democratic
  • national health service
  • high taxes
  • bike riding
  • mostly atheistic or religion is a private matter, most do not go to church says Denmark.dk
  • HYGGE !   I first heard of this through Julie Bogart at Brave writer….. when I researched it I stumbled across it’s Danish origin. Ironically, we were about to start studying Denmark – perfect timing.

What is HYGGE?

“For many Danes, the word “hygge” is essential when describing something uniquely Danish. The word is best translated into English as ‘coziness’ or ‘conviviality’ and reflects the sense of community and sense of security which comes about when Danes spend quality time with people they care about.” – Denmark.dk

Hygge article in Minnesota winter

> A British perspective on learning about Hygge

TRADITIONS

FAMOUS DANES

  • Hans Christian Andersen! The great fairy tale author of the Little Mermain and Ugly Duckling etc.
  • model Helena Christensen
  • actor Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings!)

INVENTIONS

  • lego !!!
  • louspeaker
  • insulin
  • Carlsberg’s brewers yeast
  • ostomy bag
  • dry cell
  • fiberscope

ARTS/CRAFTS

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