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Small European Countries
Middle schoolers examine the advantages and disadvantages of being a very small European country in today's world. They locate each country on a map using the coordinates, discuss the governments of each country, and develop a list of advantages and disadvantages.
European Elevation Sort
Given a prepared database of European countries, sixth graders sort the countries in ascending order by elevation and identify the five countries with the highest elevations. This cross-curricular lesson combines elements of computer processing with geography. A fine idea!
Euro Cent Trick
Students investigate the positive and negative aspects of the currency switch to the euro in eleven European countries as of January 1, 1999. They research the previous currencies of the eleven countries and create posters illustrating their findings.
Lesson Plan C29: Promotional Leaflet for a European Country
Students navigate Internet and use Europe in the Round software as research resource to choose European country, and produce promotional leaflet that includes information, facts, and graphics that highlight richness of European culture.
Students investigate history of domestic terrorism in six European countries; they analyze and write about differences between terrorist acts planned and committed by a country's citizens and those planned by groups or individuals outside of that country.
The Race to Dominate the Known World
High schoolers describe cause/effect relationship of a European country's need for resources, exploration, colonization, and settlement of different regions of the world beginning in the 14th Century, and role play representatives of assigned countries.
Students study European cities and label countries on a map, match cities to countries, and answer true and false questions. In this European cities lesson plan, students also guess the names of cities they see pictures of.
Countries of South America
Young scholars focus on the geography of the countries of South America. Using a map, they identify the European countries who claimed the South American countries and research the influences they had on South America. To end the lesson, they write an essay about the South American country they want to live in with supporting details.
Seventh graders explore the European travelers and culture. They create a travel brochure that presents a given European culture in an inviting format. Students analyze the cultures of various European countries and select one they would want to travel to.
Southernmost Countries Quiz
For this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 20 identification questions regarding locations of countries in the southern hemisphere. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Land or Sea?
Sixth graders access a database to search for desired information, using "and" or "or" connectors where necessary. They choose a connector and search a prepared database of European countries to locate which countries border certain bodies of water. Some good, basic research practice in this lesson.
Traveling Through Europe with Brochures
Students research a chosen European country. They create travel brochures and expression booklets to present their information to the class.
Exploring Virtual Europe
Students research the geography, government, climate, history, economy, and culture of a European country. They select a country in Europe, explore various websites, and complete a worksheet.
Trippin Through Europe
Fifth graders investigate the different countries of Europe. They research a specific European country. Students locate their country on a map of Europe. They fill out a passport application and identify German and French words.
European Countries Word Search
In this European countries worksheet, students identify 29 European nations hidden within the word puzzle. A word bank is included.
Marketplace: Let???s Go Euro!
Students calculate currency exchanges for various currencies including U.S. Dollars, Deutschmarks, and Euros. They describe the advantages and disadvantages of using a single currency within a group of several countries.
Bon Voyage! Buon Viaggio! Buen Viaje!
They always say a good writer, writes what they know. Before writing and acting out a script about life in one of three countries, learners fully research and examine culture, language, and stereotypes. In groups they choose to reasearch and write about either France, Italy, or Spain. They then write and perform a script that simulates a journey to one of these three places. Really cool idea!
An Overview of the European Union, Eurozone, and the European Debt Crisis
This is a solid introduction to the European Union and the debt crisis of the late 2000s through 2012. Class members watch a PowerPoint, take notes, read passages, answer questions, and work in groups to write a fable that illustrates a lesson about the financial crisis. This resource provides excellent handouts, with clear instructions for the fable as well as a rubric.
Pieces of the Puzzle: Countries of Europe
Students practice interpreting a map identifying both geographical and political features on various countries in Europe. They create and evaluate a country profile as well as conduct online and library research on the countries located in Europe.
Introduction To The European Union
A lot happened to European economics, policy, and social systems after WWII. This 24 page social studies packet provides images, reading passages, comprehension questions, and critical thinking questions regarding all things Europe from 1945-1980. Extensive, complete, and well worth your time.