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All about the EU

Europe. What's it all about?

Europe. What's it all about?

Brochure

'Europe is somewhere else.' This provocative statement opens the first chapter of this brochure. It is, of course, not true. Being right at the heart of Europe, we naturally have many questions about what 'Europe' means and what it does. For example, who governs Europe? What does the European Union mean for our everyday lives? Where is this continent heading in a globalised world? What is the future for Europe? All of these questions and more are broached here. The brochure is aimed at students aged between 13 and 18, and offers them the chance to read, learn and discuss the topics interactively. The brochure is accompanied by a teachers’ guide.

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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

On this website you can find practical maps with basic information on each EU country’s political system, history, economy, geography and traditional food. You can also download and order the leaflet 'Travelling in Europe 2013-14' which contains a map and plenty of advice for travelling.

  • This website is regularly updated.

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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 Latvia became the 18th member of the euro area on 1 January 2014.

  • 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.

Please note that this product does not yet refer to Croatia as the 28th Member State, nor to the fact that Latvia became the 18th member of the euro area on 1 January 2014.

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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

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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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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 Windows Media (8 minutes)

Pupils' leaflet

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Teachers' booklet

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  • 2011

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Euro School - Website

Euro School

Website

Jump from roof to roof and collect euro coins as you go ahead. Find the country corresponding to each coin or try to spot a fake banknote from a real one. With these games among others, learning about the euro will be fun for all.

Please note that this product does not yet refer to Croatia as the 28th Member State, nor to the fact that Latvia became the 18th member of the euro area on 1 January 2014.

  • 2009

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Food and agriculture

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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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 [32 MB]

Trade [19 MB]

Water [18 MB]

Environment [18 MB]

Human rights [18 MB]

Health [19 MB]

Food security [21 MB]

Education [17 MB]

Infrastructures [19 MB]

Conflict prevention [18 MB]

  • 2008

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