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Links to Unit 5: Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, and Kenya

Links to Unit 5: Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, and Kenya
Across Cultures

The links below will allow you to explore the countries and cultures featured in Unit 6.

CIA World Factbook: Sweden https://www.cia.gov/ cia/ publications/ factbook/ geos/ sw.html
The CIA World Factbook offers information on Sweden?s people, government, economy, and geography. Study maps of Sweden and find out what challenges the country famed for neutrality faces.

Norway http://www.visitnorway.com/ templates/ NTRarticle.aspx?id=28582
This timeline charts the major events of Norway?s history in the last 10,000 years, and also discusses some of the country?s traditional cultural activities.

Map of Kenya http://www.lib.utexas.edu/ maps/ africa/ kenya.gif
Kenya?s geography is extremely varied. Some parts are dry and hot, while others are cool and moist. The Rift Valley and Lake Victoria are just some of the points of interest for you to explore on this map.

Laos http://www.visit-mekong.com/ laos/ background/ index.htm
The Hmong people of Asia live primarily in three countries: Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand. Find out more about Laos, including its customs, festivals, and history.

Hmong Stitching http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/ features/ 199903/ 08_nymanl_home/ sew/ index.shtml
This companion site for Minnesota Public Radio?s program, "This is Home: The Hmong in Minnesota," highlights Minnesota?s large Hmong population. "Sew It Right" is an article examining the decline in the traditional Hmong art of hand stitching.