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Ages 12 to 15

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All about the EU

Europe in a nutshell
Ages 12 to 15
PowerPoint presentation

What do your students know about the European Union? This presentation will help you explain the basics in 15-30 minutes and prepare the ground for a discussion. The notes pages contain further information and links.    

2016

Ages 12 to 15
Pamphlet

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

2015

Ages 12 to 15
Interactive audio booklet

This booklet introduces children to the EU's 24 official languages. Each language is presented on its own page, with colourful illustrations and a few basic and useful phrases such as “thank you” and “I don’t understand”. The print version contains an additional short dialogue and is accompanied by a Teachers' Guide.

2015

Ages 12 to 15
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

EU countries and regions

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
Website

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

Travelling in Europe 2016-17, 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)

This website is regularly updated.
Ages 12 to 15
Comic book

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.

2014

Ages 12 to 15
Website

The digital version of 'Partners' offers a fun and informative new experience by combining narrative and interactive elements with quizzes and games. The website contains additional information and links for teachers.

2016

Ages 12 to 15
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

Energy & Environment

Ages 12 to 15
Brochure

"Our Planet, our Future", explains what the European Union is doing to tackle one of the greatest problems facing mankind today and how we can all do our bit to fight climate change. The magazine includes a section on science and interviews with students, as well as information on what's happening across the EU to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to our changing climate. Read all about it!

2015

Economy & Trade

Ages 12 to 15
Website

The Euro Cash Academy is a website tool that tells you about euro banknotes and their security features. It gives you a chance to learn about them either by taking a simple quiz or by exploring a virtual town square.

2015

Ages 12 to 15
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.

2015

Agriculture and fisheries

Ages 12 to 15
Teaching kit

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.

2014

Consumer rights

Ages 12 to 15
Ages 15 and over
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.