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Ages 12 to 15

All about the EU

Europe in a nutshell - Pamphlet

Europe in a nutshell
Pamphlet

This short, concise pamphlet focuses on the basics: What is Europe about? How did the EU develop? What does it do today? 'Europe in a nutshell' gives us the broader picture, combining geographical, historical, cultural and political perspectives, each part being presented on one page for easy printing. The pamphlet is accompanied by a teachers' guide.

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Institutions of the European Union - Videos

Institutions of the European Union
Videos

Three short videos explain the functioning and the tasks of the following institutions:

European Commission (2013)

European Parliament (2014)

Council of the European Union (2015)

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Toporopa - Website

Toporopa
Website

Entertaining quizzes in which your knowledge of Europe’s history and geography is tested – from rivers and mountains to capital cities, flags and monarchs. Do you know when Europe’s most famous battles were fought? Do you know which volcanoes are in which countries?

  • 2014

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Geography of the European Union - Website

Geography of the European Union
Website

This website contains maps with basic information on each EU country. You can also download and order:

Travelling in Europe 2014-15, a leaflet which contains a map and plenty of advice for travelling,

European Union map 2014 featuring the flags of the EU Member States (printable in A4 format)

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EU4U? - Website

EU4U?
Website

Some 17 activities get students thinking about what the EU is, national and EU identity, languages and the pros and cons of Northern Ireland’s EU membership. Activities include discussions on how to make life easier for immigrants and how national identities vary, the use of symbols and keywords to describe countries, and online exercises. Each activity comes with pdf documents or links to useful websites.

Please note that this product does not yet refer to Croatia as the 28th Member State, nor to the fact that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have joined the euro area.

  • 2012

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Passport to the European Union - Booklet

Passport to the European Union
Booklet

This booklet takes children on a tour of Europe, providing lighthearted insights into each country, including food, languages and famous people. Pictures introduce some of Europe’s most well-known and lesser known sights, including a statue of a mermaid in Copenhagen harbour and the rock where Greek goddess Aphrodite is said to have been born. The booklet comes with stickers of monuments and coins. This booklet was produced for readers in the United Kingdom.

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Teaching resources TES - Website

Teaching resources TES
Website

The world’s largest network of teachers – TES – brings together resources about the European Union. These games, lesson plans and activities posted by fellow teachers can be used to teach pupils about citizenship and Europe – from how the EU works to migration, history, the euro and geography.

  • 2014

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All u need is space

All u need is space
Brochure

Space is not just about adventurous space travel of robots and humans, or studying astronomy and astrophysics. It can also be very down to Earth! The European Commission, European Space Agency and several national programmes are developing more and more space applications that can be used in our daily lives. You'll find many examples in this comic by joining Elena and her family and friends in their activities in the course of a 'normal' day. Follow Elena and enjoy the trip!

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Crisis Point

Crisis Point
Website

Europe has reached crisis point. A contagious pandemic is spreading fast. Can you make the right decisions to save lives across Europe? This role-play game is based on a fictional scenario in which students have to work as citizens, MEPs and European Commissioners to save Europe and their school from a pandemic

  • 2014

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Energy & Environment


The Awakeners
Website

Introduce your students to our recycling heroes on this interactive website where they can learn about better household (and classroom!) waste management. Each hero focuses on recycling a particular area of waste (water, food, electronics, etc.) and explains how to go about creating a greener environment.

  • This website is regularly updated.

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Economy & Trade

The euro area - Map

The euro area
Map

Use this colour-coded map to show your students which countries do or don't use the euro. This map also includes useful information such as GDP across the EU and a timeline illustrating when the euro was implemented in each country.

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Price stability: why is it important for you? - Video

Price stability: why is it important for you?
Teaching kit

This teaching kit comprises a cartoon, a leaflet for pupils and a booklet for teachers. It aims to give teenagers a basic understanding of the importance of stable prices. The cartoon features two secondary school pupils, Anna and Alex, who learn how our monetary system works.

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Quicktime Real Video

  • 2011

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The EU invests

On the road to victory - Comic book

On the road to victory
Comic book

Inspired by their teacher, a class of students from Bratislava funds a trip across Europe to find out how the EU budget is used. From Slovakia to Spain, with stops in other EU countries, they learn how EU money helps to promote culture, to build infrastructure and to react to natural disasters and environmental challenges.

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Partners - Comic book

Partners
Comic book (not yet available in all EU languages)

Six regions within the European Union are featured in this comic book: Finland, Ireland, northern Poland, Portugal, southern Italy and one overseas territory, French Guiana. With each region telling a different story, in a different setting, and illustrated by a different artist, these stories are all surprisingly connected – not only by the fact that they are all based on real projects. Facts and figures about regional policy and its various aspects complement the fictional part of the book.

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Agriculture and fisheries

Organic Farming – Website

Organic Farming
Website

This website is dedicated to all aspects of organic farming – including consumer policies, international trade and EU funding. Posters, infographics, brochures… and even a recipe book help to illustrate how organic farming works.

  • This website is regularly updated.

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Taking care of our roots - Website

Taking care of our roots
Website

Get to grips with the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. This website contains a section specifically designed to help teachers explain the CAP to students, including how to help EU farmers and protect the countryside. There is also a toolkit containing videos, infosheets, posters and postcards.

  • This website is regularly updated.

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The story of three generations of farmers – Booklet

The story of three generations of farmers
Booklet

By telling the story of a farming family over three generations, this booklet explains how farming has developed in Europe since the Second World War. It also highlights how the EU has contributed to helping farmers.

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Farmed in the EU - Website

Farmed in the EU
Website

The “Farmed in the EU” school project has been designed to raise awareness of the aquaculture sector among Europe’s teenagers. The project will bring students closer to fish farming and find out how it affects their local community.

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Consumer rights

Consumer Classroom - Website

Consumer Classroom
Website

Empower your students with the practical consumer skills they need for real life! The Consumer Classroom website contains a host of resources to inspire teachers – on issues from social media to citizenship and consumer rights. It also allows teachers to build lessons online and share them with students, and to swap tips with other teachers through an EU-wide online community.

  • This website is regularly updated.

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The EU and the world

Fighting poverty – the EU in action - Videos

Fighting poverty – the EU in action
Videos

These videos explain the objectives of EU development policy for a teenage audience and introduce projects in areas such as water, food security, conflict prevention and human rights. The videos explain why development aid is necessary in these areas and show how the EU can make a difference.

General introduction

Trade

Water

Environment

Human rights

Health

Food security

Education

Infrastructures

Conflict prevention

  • 2008

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