How was the European Union built? How does it act for the environment, agriculture and the rights of its citizens? What impact does it have on our daily lives?
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Our Planet, our Future
Interactive site designed and published by the European Commission to understand the causes of climate change, the consequences that are already visible, and the actions that are being taken or can be taken to combat climate change. The "Teacher's corner" offers interesting exercises and teaching tools to work on in class.
The EU: what's it all about?
Created by European Commission_The EU: what’s it all actually about? Throught this website, pupils will learn key information about what the EU is and its symbols and key information about EU countries (capital, flag, language, EU membership, geography, culture, main traditions, etc.). There are nine facts hidden on each country page: by clicking on some of the images, a fun fact will pop up!
What do you know about science?
Digital quiz that can be used by the science teacher to present European research and innovations in science subjects. Different areas covered: energy and transport, digital, etc.
Ready for the green challenge!
The European Commission's "Ding Dong" communication campaign proposes to work on sustainable development in 5 themes: (1) Housing/Construction; (2) Production/Consumption; (3) Nature Protection; (4) Travel; (5) Food. For each module: definition of the theme, European response, examples of projects and good practices, challenges for young people to "solve" the problem locally.
Treated as equals - Human Rights
This theme sets out to investigate the broad definition of human rights, assesses the links and clashes between rights and responsibilities. European, global and historical examples will be used to guide learners trough an exploration of the topic. It includes respect for other peoples’ rights , conflict between cultural practices and human rights, and whether the removal of rights in certain situations can be justified.
Website celebrating and highlighting the unique linguistic diversity of the EU and its countries. Several language games (on unique words, tongue twisters, palindnromes, etc).
Business/Economics (Brexit, CETA, Eurozone)
Teaching kit and lesson plan available for the teacher to address aspects of the European Union's economic policy:
- common currency and eurozone crisis
- CETA, economic agreements with Canada.
EU Climate Change Policy
This module will provide students with a detailed, but easy to understand, overview of EU climate change policy. The module is separated into 4 lesson plans, each with its own activity and video attached to each respective section, in an effort to provide an interactive component.