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Denmark presentation

  1. 1. DenmarkWeddington ElemetaryGlobal Week
  2. 2. Please make selection with your mouse!
  3. 3. General Facts
  4. 4. Where is Denmark?
  5. 5. Where is Denmark
  6. 6. Danish Flag – “Dannebrog”• The oldest “state flag” in the world – Said to have fallen from the skies in the Battle of Valdemar in Estonia in June 15, 1219
  7. 7. Danish Monarchy• Oldest monarchy in the world – currently head of the royal family is Queen Margrethe the Second.
  8. 8. Greenland is part of Denmark• Makes Denmark total area one third of Australia
  9. 9. Greenland is also where Santa lives• Greenland is the closest land to the North pole• Santa has his own mail box in Greenland
  10. 10. Famous People from Denmark
  11. 11. Vikings• Said to have discovered America before Columbus and even sailed all the way into Minnesota
  12. 12. Hans Christian Andersen• Wrote stories such as the little mermaid, the ugly duckling, Thumbelina, and many many others
  13. 13. Vitus Bering• Famous Explorer from the - Discovered the “Bering straight between Alaska and Siberia”
  14. 14. Niels Bohr• Scientist contributing to understanding atomic structure and Quantum Mechanics. Contributed to Atomic Bomb
  15. 15. Victor Borge• Entertainer moved the the US before world war two.
  16. 16. Actors (Danes and half-Danes)Viggo Mortensen – from Connie Nielsen – from Ulrich Thomsen – TheLord of the rings, History of Violence, Gladiator, Bothers, Devils Advocate and Thing, Season of theHidalgo and others Detective Dani Beck from Law&Order Witch, Centurion, The International, Hitman.Leslie Nielsen – from Airplane, the Sven-Ole Thorsen – from Predator, Peter Sarsgaard – fromNaked gun and other comedies. Gladiator and other Action movies. Jarhead, Flightplan, Green Lanters and many others.
  17. 17. Actors from Bond MoviesMads Mikkelsen Jesper Christensen as Cecilia Thomsen asas Le Chiffre Mr White Professor Inga Bergstrom
  18. 18. SportsNFL Football – Morten Andersen Golfer – Thomas Bjorn Windsurfer - Björn DunkerbeckRace Driver – Tom Kristensen Cyclist – Bjarne Riis Winner of Tour de France 1996
  19. 19. Others Supermodel – Helena Christensen Current head of NATO – Anders Fogh RasmussenModel and Actor –Brigitte Nielsen
  20. 20. Geography of Denmark
  21. 21. General Information 16,500 sq. miles. North Carolina is 54,000 sq. miles Population: 5.5 million. NC is 9.5 million Money: Kroner Internet: .dk
  22. 22. Geography• Flat with very little elevation • Average height above sea-level is 100 feet • Highest point is 560 feet – less than 65 stories high • Highest point in NC is Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet• Denmark is surrounded by water • Less then 32 miles to the water from any point
  23. 23. Climate• Temperate Zone • Not very cold in the winter – average around freezing in the winter and average 60 F in the summer• Average 120 days with rain • Autumn is the wettest • Spring is the driest• We do get some snow • But not a lot
  24. 24. Constitutional Monarchy• Probably the most celebrated and loved family in Denmark
  25. 25. Government is the Parliament• Called “Folketinget”• First woman Prime Minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  26. 26. Danish Holidays
  27. 27. Holidays• New Year• Easter (and Second Easter day)• Christmas (and Second Christmas day)• Thursday/Friday before Easter• Whitson (Sunday and Monday – 7 weeks after Easter)• Great Prayer day• Christmas Eve
  28. 28. Celebrated days• Fastelavn - Like Halloween and with piñata• April 9th - Occupation of Denmark in WW2• May 1st - International Workers Day• May 5th - Liberation day from WW2• June 15th - Day of Valdemar and Reunion (Flag)• June 23rd - Saint John’s eve
  29. 29. Christmas in Denmark
  30. 30. Christmas is 24 days• We typically get a small gift every day from our christmas calendar – and there is a Christmas show on TV with a new surprise every day
  31. 31. We don’t give Santa cookies and Milk• We instead feed the nisse (elf) in the attic• So he stays nice and doesn’t make a ruckus
  32. 32. Christmas Dinner• Is typically either Duck or Pork Roast• With a rice dessert with cherry sauce• And with …. And Almond present ….
  33. 33. Christmas presentswe get a Christmas Eve• And if you have been very nice you might even get a visit from Santa himself
  34. 34. Danish vacations places
  35. 35. Danes vacation typically in most of Europe• Germany, rest of Scandinavia (Sweden, Norway etc.), France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, the old Yugoslavia, etc.
  36. 36. Lot of Danes vacation in campers• Both inside Denmark and in rest of Europe.• Most of Europe is in decent driving range from Denmark
  37. 37. Skiing is also very popular• Denmark is very flat and doesn’t get very much snow.• Danes go to Sweden, Norway and the Alps.
  38. 38. Summer vacationing in Denmarkis often by the water / beach• Either camping or renting summer homes
  39. 39. Famous Attractions in Denmark
  40. 40. Copenhagen
  41. 41. Tivoli Gardens• 2nd oldest Amusement part in the world - opened on 15 August 1843 – The oldest is a smaller park just 20 miles north – also in Denmark.
  42. 42. Amalienborg – Royal Palace• Residence of the Royal Family, Queen and Prince, The crown prince and his wife.
  43. 43. Kronborg Castle• Was used to guard the access to the baltic see.• Was the scene of Shakespeare’s Hamlet “There is something rotten in the state of Denmark”
  44. 44. Legoland – fun place for kids• Lego’s are from Denmark and the first Legoland ever was created in Billund, Denmark where Lego’s are made
  45. 45. Skagen – Northern most part of Denmark• Also known for community of painters from 100 years ago
  46. 46. The old town in Aarhus• was founded in 1909 as the worlds first open-air museum of urban history and culture
  47. 47. Viking Ship Museum• The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times.
  48. 48. Museum at Koldinghus • Above the centre of Kolding stands the castle of Koldinghus. • It was on this site in 1268 that the Danish King built a fortress for the purpose of guarding the border between the kingdom of Denmark and the Duchy of Schleswig.
  49. 49. Typical foods of Denmark
  50. 50. Today a lot of foodsare the same as elsewhere• Steak, burgers, pizza …• And a lot of specialty restaurants from various countries
  51. 51. But there are some specialties of Denmark
  52. 52. Smørrebrød• “Highly stacked open face sandwiches” on top of thin rye bread
  53. 53. Flæskesteg• Pork Roast with Crisp skin – like pork grinds
  54. 54. Pork – Roast, sausage, bacon and more
  55. 55. And a lot of seafood too• Denmark is surrounded by the sea
  56. 56. School Lunches in Danish Schools
  57. 57. Traditional Danish foods• Ryebread sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, yogurt,
  58. 58. Sports and activities in Denmark
  59. 59. Soccer – the national sport• Or what we call Football – you only use your feet!
  60. 60. Handball• Denmark has been national champions for both men and women in the past.• A sport that is not played in the US
  61. 61. Other traditional sports Badminton Ping Pong VolleyballCycling Motor Sports Speedway
  62. 62. And Sailing• Denmark is surrounded by water
  63. 63. Cycling• More transportation is almost done on bicycles than cars.• There are far more bikes than cars in Denmark
  64. 64. Typical day in School
  65. 65. Typical Curriculum• Danish (Like English but in Denmark)• Math• Social Studies (Geography, History)• Physical Ed / Gym• Art / Working with your hands – woodworking, sewing, etc.• Language: English, German, French
  66. 66. School from 8am to 3pm• Everyone typically bike to school • No school bus !!• Typically 50 min lessons – with 10 min break• Only long break is Lunch at noon• After school is typically sports from 4 to 6 • Sport is organized in clubs– not the school.
  67. 67. My school – “Sundskolen” But that was long ago :-)
  68. 68. Typical clothes for students in Denmark
  69. 69. We don’t wear any uniform or National folkclothes
  70. 70. Jeans and t-shirts are pretty typical
  71. 71. Animals living in Denmark
  72. 72. Typical Farm animals• Farming is one of the largest single industry – including food industry, dairy industry (Danish cheese)
  73. 73. Typical Pets• Typical cats and dogs – and even one of them is named after our country (it was bred there)
  74. 74. But also other traditional pets
  75. 75. Wild Animals in the woods of Denmark
  76. 76. Lots of different birds
  77. 77. And the national bird is the Swan!!! • Remember the “Ugly Duckling”

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