This site is intended as a companion to the video "Nordic Sagas" (Scientific American Frontiers Archive). It includes some additional information, and activities on viking ships, Icelandic genes, and other topics relating to Scandinavia.
Learn about Iceland, a small European country the size of Ohio. Topics include its geography, people, history, and climate. Listen to the national anthem, watch several movies, or view photographs of the country's landscape. Includes information about animals inhabiting the island, including arctic foxes, Icelandic sheepdogs, and puffins.
These sites are about the country of Sweden. Students can view maps, movies, and photographs. Find out about famous Swedes such as Linnaeus and Alfred Nobel. Included is an eThemes resource on the Nobel Prize.