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Posted on Mar 25, 2016 by in LEARN | 0 comments

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We have finished studying Sweden – now we move west to learn about their Scandinavian neighbor – Norway! As usual we’ll locate Norway on the map – stamp our passports and start diving into what makes Norway unique.

 MAPPING NORWAY

  • Print out Map for Norway – National Geographic MapMaker
  • Stamp passports with flag, continent, country name, capital, languages, crest
  • coloring page for Norway with flag and facts
  • Label and color blank Norway map

ABOUT NORWAY

LANDMARKS/GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

Norway is the land of many fjords – a kayaker’s paradise!! Check out this beautiful photo by photographer Tomasz Furmanek:

nature-travel-kayak-photography-fjords-tomasz-furmanek-norway16Beautiful photos of the Fjords of Norway by photographer Tomasz Furmanek – deMilked website

FOOD

  • ribbe (pork ribs)
  • pinnekjott (lamb ribs)
  • Arctic cod
  • Norwegian lamb – all parts!
  • sheep’s head … :< called Smalahove
  • game: moose, reindeer, deer, grouse
  • rakfisk – fermented trout
  • prawns, crab, mussels – from Barents Sea
  • Thor Bjorklund invented the ostehøvel (cheese slicer)
  • Brunost – Brown Cheese (caramelized whey cheese with consistency like fudge ?!)
  • Norwegian Deserts
  • Lefse
  • Krumkake
  • Kringle
  • Norwegian Pancakes
  • Kjottboller Meatballs in creamy mushroom beef broth
  • Norwegian Recipes
  • Vafler – Waffles

ARTS and CRAFTS

ARCHITECTURE / SHIPBUILDING

PEOPLE/HISTORY

  • polar explorers
  • Viking Culture – seafaring warriors
  • Modern Day Vikings
  • Trondelag
  • Battle of Stiklestad 1030 – Transition to paganism to Christianity
  • Sami people
  • mining
  • 6,000 year old rock carvings, Bola and Steinmohaugen  (reindeers, skiing, bears…)
  • Romsdal Museum
  • rock climbing
  • ice climbing
  • kayaking
  • cruise travel through the fjords

CULTURE & TRADITIONS

ANIMALS

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