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Teaching Resources

We have listed our own teaching resources and those of others. These are suitable for use by teachers in the UK, or those teaching a British curriculum abroad.   Britain's place in the world and in or out of the European Union is a hot topic of debate in British politics and in the media. These resources will help you help your students to understand the issues.

If you know of a good resource that is missing from our lists please let us know!

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EUROSCOLA brings together about 600 students from all over the European Union for a day in Strasbourg discussing aspects of European integration, in multilingual working groups of 100 students. It is open to students aged 16-18.
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A history of the debate about the UK's relationship with the EU as seen through YouTube clips of the speeches of ten prominent British politicians from Churchill to Cameron.
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The Crisis Point game is based on a fictional scenario in which students have to work as citizens, MEP's and European Commissioners to save Europe and their school from a pandemic.
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This provides an informative, relevant and fun introduction to all aspects of the EU and the European Parliament. The pack includes five downloadable lesson plans, film clips for use in class, a map and an overview of each member state. This gives the teacher background information as well as teaching materials.
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The European Parliament Office in the UK do not produce our own resources for UK primary schools, however, there is a thorough list curated by our colleauges in the Eueopean Commission.
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Our forthcoming events at Europe House and reports of previous events are useful for higher education, as are our selection of video clips and our Food for Thought section of collected materials.
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Europe - what's it all about?

‘Europe is somewhere else.’ This provocative statement opens the first chapter of this brochure. It is, of course, not true. Being right at the heart of Europe, we naturally have many questions about what ‘Europe’ means and what it does. For example, who governs Europe? What does the European Union mean for our everyday lives? Where is this continent heading in a globalised world? What is the future for Europe? All of these questions and more are broached here. The resource is aimed at students aged 13 -18. It offers the chance to read, learn and discuss the topics interactively. The resource is accompanied by a teachers’ guide.

 
 

How the European Union Works

This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are. The aim is to provide you with a helpful guide to EU decision-making. Useful for teachers and for adult learners.

 

EU Explained helps teachers give their students a greater awareness about how the EU operates, the impact it has on the UK and how they can seek to influence the decisions made there. The pack contains: Quizzes; A history of the EU; Lesson plans; Role play activities; Guidance on arranging visits to Brussels and visits from MEPs. Developed by Hansard Society with the support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).Available to teachers for free.

 

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects.

The Prize is awarded annually to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

The European Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

The prize for the best project is €5000, the second, €3000 and the third, €2000. As part of the prize, the three final laureates will be invited to visit the European Parliament (in Brussels or in Strasbourg). Also, the representatives of all the 28 national projects selected will be invited to a four-day trip in Aachen, Germany.
The prizes for the best three projects will be presented by the President of the European Parliament and representative of the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.

 

Do you know of a good teaching resource that's not listed above? Please let us know by emailing millicent.scott@europarl.europa.eu