[All about the EU]
Let’s explore Europe!
Europe: a beautiful continent with a fascinating history. It has produced many of the world’s famous scientists, inventors, artists and composers, as well as popular entertainers and successful sports people. For centuries Europe was plagued by wars and divisions. But in the last 60 years or so, the countries of this old continent have at last been coming together in peace, friendship and unity, to work for a better Europe and a better world.
This book for children (roughly 9 to 12 years old) tells the story simply and clearly. Children can explore a wide range of topics on the environment, history, languages, traditions and geography. For example, they can find out where in Europe you can hear the chirping of cicadas, where the writer of the Harry Potter books J. K. Rowling comes from, who the Ancient Greeks were and when the first computer appeared. It also explains what the European Union is and how it works. Attractive photos and illustrations make the website and print products very appealing for children, while games and quizzes allow them to test their knowledge and compete with others.
Languages take you further
This booklet introduces children to the languages spoken in the EU. Each EU country has its own page with a picture of a local boy or girl saying several basic phrases like “thank you” and “I don’t understand”. The phrases are repeated for each country, allowing children to compare the EU’s 23 official languages.
Passport to the European Union
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.
The Mystery of the Golden Stars
This free two-part resource produced in cooperation with a UK teacher comprises a story book for pupils and an activity guide for teachers – including suggestions on how to use the resource, and hand-outs for the children. These resources aim to introduce aspects of the European Union in a child-friendly way to upper junior school-aged children in the UK. They enable children to learn something about what the EU is, how it works and how it may be relevant to them, in a fun and stimulating way.
[Economy & Trade]
Jump from roof to roof and collect euro coins as you go ahead. Find the country corresponding to each coin or try to spota fake banknote from a real one. With these games among others, learning about the euro will be fun for all.
This is a selection of lesson plans and learning resources on consumer education. The resources are grouped into four areas: finance management, safe and healthy consumers, responsible consumers and services.
The Tasty Bunch
How do I stay fit, active and healthy? This website answers that question, introducing “The Tasty Bunch” of milk and dairy products, fruit and vegetables. In short dialogues, the foods themselves explain why they should be part of a healthy diet.
Farmland - Animal welfare in class
The Farmland toolbox for teachers is an online toolbox with teaching material for teachers and their pupils (ages 8-12) all over Europe, with a focus on animal welfare and ethical shopping. The teaching material comprises 14 worksheets and answer-sheets for teachers along with background information on animal welfare and a guide with suggestions on how to use the material.
The healthiest holiday!
A comic book about three kids who are introduced to a different way of life when they spend the summer with their cousins. There they change their bad habits, learn to eat well and exercise. By paying attention to their health, they become fit, feel better and can take part in a Group Run. As the coach says, “Our bodies are like engines – they need the right fuel!”