Teaching Resources Highlight: New European Union Lesson Plans

This modular series of ten EU lesson plans was prepared by the European Union Delegation to the United States. The lessons are designed to support History and Social Sciences curricula in the United States for grades 9-12 and can be adapted for middle school students. Developed by educators, the lessons can be used as stand-alone units or as a series. Each lesson (in PDF format) is accompanied by a PowerPoint with additional information to support the presentation. These lessons will be updated periodically to correlate with new developments in the European Union. Lesson 1: A Rationale for Studying Europe: The Changing Context of EU-US Relations PowerPoint: Why should students in the United States study Europe and the European Union Lesson 2: The Geography of Europe PowerPoint: Where in the world is the European Union Lesson 3: Cultural Identity PowerPoint: How does cultural diversity impact political identity. Lesson 4: The Founding and Development of the European Union PowerPoint: How did Europe transition from a period of conflict to a period of sustained peace. Lesson 5: Structure of Government within the EU PowerPoint: How does the structure of government within the EU compare with the Structure of government in the US Lesson 6: The EU’s Economic and Monetary Union Powerpoint: How do individuals, businesses and economies benefit from using the Euro Lesson 7: The Single Market and Free Trade PowerPoint: How has the single market benefited millions of Europeans Lesson 8: Immigration to the European Union PowerPoint: Why do individuals want to move into the European Union Lesson 9: The Environment, Energy and Climate Change PowerPoint: How is the EU addressing...