Ages 9 to 12
All about the EU
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.
Help your pupils discover more about the countries of the European Union using this fun, interactive map. Take a trip to each country and find out what they like to eat in the Czech Republic, which sport is the most popular in Slovakia, learn the names of some famous Dutch painters and much, much more!
- This website is regularly updated.
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 24 official languages. This booklet was produced for readers in the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
When Philip is caught by accident while trying to pay with fake euro banknotes, Anna and Alex come to his rescue. With the help of the police, they catch the mischievous Billy Foxham and Anna explains how to recognise a counterfeit note.
Food and agriculture
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.
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!”
This site helps children remember and understand when to call the EU-wide emergency number 112 through a quiz, jigsaw puzzle, colouring sheet and useful advice.
- This website is regularly updated