|Quentin colored in Finland in black. We talked about how it is part of an area called Scandinavia. |
We talked only briefly about Finland's history. We talked about it only in terms of the history of the world we have already studied in depth, so that they would have something to connect it to. Swedish-speaking settlers arrived in some coastal regions during the medieval time. Swedish kings established their rule in 1249.
Then we talked about how Finland looks and it's climate and related it to it's position on the globe -that it is colder the nearer you get to the poles. Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and islands. The Finnish landscape is mostly flat with few hills, and its highest point found in the extreme north of Lapland at the border between Finland and Norway. It is the largest forested area in Europe. The forest consists of pine, spruce, birch, larch and other species. Finland is the largest producer of wood in Europe and among the largest in the world.The landscape is covered mostly by coniferous taiga forests and fens, with little crop-growing land. Finland is home to the brown bear, which is their national animal, gray wolf, wolverine, elk (moose) and reindeer. Snow typically covers the land from middle of December to early April. Finland is near enough to the Atlantic Ocean to be continuously warmed by the Gulf Stream, which explains the unusually warm climate considering the absolute latitude. At Finland's northernmost point, the sun does not set for 73 consecutive days during summer, and does not rise at all for 51 days during winter. Quentin said he wouldn't like that part.
|This card has in Finnish,"Inside we know what makes us happy"on the front.|
|This one says,"You're the one I've always been looking for."|
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