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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.
Students explore the European Union and how it is significantly different from the United States.
Students 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.
Students 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. Students complete a profile on their country, create a resume and develop proposals for each of the debatable issues.
Sixth graders examine the purpose of the European Union. In this World History lesson, 6th graders create a definition for the term Constitution. Students compare the countries in the European Union.
Students are introduced to the European Union and begin to look inside the significance of the movement. They become familiar with the countries of the EU, gain insight into the concept of "free movement," and research the benefits and disadvantages of joining the EU.
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.
Sixth graders study the European Union. For this European Union lesson, 6th graders go on a scavenger hunt in groups to find missing pieces to a worksheet. Students use their scavenger hunt to develop descriptions of the European Union on sentence strips.
Tenth graders compare the European Union to the Canadian Federation. In this governing bodies lesson, 10th graders compare the structures of the 2 political organizations as they complete the provided handouts and graphic organizers.
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.
Learners 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, learners 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.
Sixth graders identify countries of the European Union. They locate countries of Europe on a map and pair with a student to complete a blank map of Europe. They label each country and complete worksheets for the European Union. They review and edit their maps.
Sixth graders identify countries of the European Union. In this map skills lesson plan, 6th graders use an online panoramic European Union map to identify the countries.
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.
Learners explore the European Union (EU). In this global studies lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding the economic and social aspects of EU nations. Learners compare the status of EU nations.
Students research the guidelines for admission in the European Union. They find the reasons for the possible membership for the country of Turkey. The pros and cons of expanding the Union is covered with the use of class discussion using guiding questions.
Sixth graders take on the role of social welfare systems in the European Union. In this European Union (EU) lesson, 6th graders discover social programs in the EU and compare them to the social programs in the United States.