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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.
Young scholars participate in a simulation of the European Council in which they debate issues and adopt resolutions. After a lecture on the institutions of the European Union and the policymaking process, students choose a country to represent in the simulation. Young scholars complete a profile on their country, create a resume and develop proposals for each of the debatable issues.
Young scholars explore the European Union Constitution and the impact on the various countries involved. They discuss the countries that have rejected the rules and the countries that have accepted them. They imagine they are the head of a school and develop rules about school uniforms in their schools. They share their rules with the class and decide on one set of rules to suit all students.
Explore the concept of the European Union interactively. Young travelers go on a European Union scavenger hunt through the "Panorama of the European Union" map publication. The scavenger hunt worksheet provides answers and detailed directions for classroom implementation, though the map itself is not included. Increase global awareness and understanding in your middle school class.
Sixth graders investigate the existence of the European Union with the help of a map publication. They also brainstorm to think of terms related to the Union. Students write a summary that should conclude the European Union is a coalition of nations that exist for the promotion of peace.
Students explore the government functions of the European Union and how legislation is passed. As a class, students define the European Union and their interests in economic, political and social issues. Using the internet, students research publications concerning the European Union, European Commission, and the Court of Justice. They create a a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting the legal process United States to the European Union.
Students explore the structure of European Union (EU) governance. In this EU lesson, students research EU geography, member countries, and commission attributes. Students also listen to a lecture regarding the EU legislative process and compare it the U.S. legislative branch of goverment.
Become familiar with the structure and functions of the European Union. As they conduct internet research, young historians use an attached worksheet to categorize the five main institutions of the EU. A flowchart worksheet also gives learners the opportunity to see the legislative processes laid out. Only the Enchanted Learning link works, though worksheets mentioned are attached.
Students complete an in-depth exploration of the European Union using the five themes of geography as a guide. In small groups, students use traditional and technological resources to answer questions about the European Union, with each question having a basis in the five themes of geography.
Students compare and contrast the ways in which people and goods move between European countries prior to and post European Union creation. Students simulate product movement through four different countries prior to the creation of the European Union. The simulation encourages students to see the difficulty in moving goods across international boundaries. A post-European Union simulation encourages students to see the ease in product movement as it relates to the ease of movement.