European Parliament - What's That? - A teaching resource for 11-16 year olds
The latest edition of the resource 'The European Parliament: What's that?' was produced in November 2010* and is free to schools in the UK. It can be used in any subject including Geography, Politics, Citizenship and History and is relevant to teachers of 11-16 year olds in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. It was designed primarily to assist teachers in delivering the EU-related strand of the English citizenship curriculum.
The materials in this resource give a brief history and description of the EU and provide activities to enable students to see how EU laws and policies affect their lives. The materials offer a balanced introduction to the European Union and the European Parliament and try to reflect a broad range of views on the EU while all the time encouraging students to take part in discussion and to form their own views on the subjects covered. The resource has been endorsed by the Hansard Society.
The European Parilament - What's That pack contains:
Hard copies of the teacher notes and activity sheets on this page and a disk with the film clips for use with or without an interactive white board. There are also fun activities in flash and audio files on the CD which are not available on this page. NB Playable on PCs only.
The resource is organised into three parts:
Part 1: Introducing the European Union
Part 2: The role of the European Parliament and its MEPs
Part 3: The impact of EU law
All the teacher's notes are on the right of this page and the student activity sheets are below the film clips in each section below.
* Note that Croatia joined the EU in 2013 and there are now 28 member states in the EU. Not 27 as stated some places in this pack.