“It is a great event to get pupils working collaboratively and it reinforces the importance of learning about languages and other cultures."
We have a number of practice quizzes available that you can either print for your students, or complete online. Quizzes and answers are found below.
Click on the following publications to access them online, or for hard copies (free of charge) please contact Veronica Mihai, of the European Commission Office in Scotland: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0131 225 2058.Let’s Explore Europe! - This is aimed at 9-12 year olds and gives a clear overview of Europe and the EU. This resource includes information about important people and places, provides facts about European history and geography, and explains what the EU is. This is also available in other European languages.
Languages Take You Further - Introduces children to all the languages spoken in the EU. For the Euroquiz Heats please focus on the French, German, Spanish and Italian pages.
The Mystery of the Golden Stars - This story book resource allows children to discover something about what the EU is; how it works and how it may be relevant to them, in a fun and stimulating way. The activities take a cross-curricular approach, including six different links to the curriculum (Geography, Maths, History, English, Science and Design & Technology). Each activity is prefaced by a chapter from the story book, as an introduction to the task.
The Flight of the Cranes (limited stock, but still avilable online)- Nature watch – the flight of the cranes is a publication from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment, designed to educate and entertain children aged 7-11. This publication offers fascinating facts about Europe’s bird migration, biodiversity, plus ideas for what children can do themselves to protect the natural environment. It also features a ‘story book’ built around children’s own observations which invites young readers to make their own contributions.Europe in 12 Lessons (resource for teachers) What purpose does the EU serve? Why and how was it set up? How does it work? What has it already achieved for its citizens, and what new challenges does it face today? In a globalised world, can the EU compete successfully with other major economies while maintaining its social standards? How can immigration be managed? These are just some of the questions explored by EU expert Pascal Fontaine in this 2017 edition of his popular booklet Europe in 12 lessons.
Europe Direct Information Centre (Aberdeen) Resources:Click on the following publications to access them online. These publications are also available in hardcopy while stocks last. Please contact email@example.com to request a hard copy. Achieving Gender Equality in Scotland, Europe and the Rest of the World (2016) - This resource was produced in partnership with Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC). It explores the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on SDG 5 Achieving Gender Equality. Designed for use in upper primary school and lower secondary school it contains background information on policies and multiple activities for incorporating into lesson plans. Finding a Safe Home; Refugees' Journeys to Scotland (2016) - This book explores the Refugee Crisis at a local, national and European level. Through facts and real life stories you will be able to explore the difference between refugees and economic migrants, how many refugees are arriving in Scotland, how communities are assisting and welcoming newcomers, the plight of women and children and the EU effort to mitigate the crisis. What's it Like in your Country?(2017) - Experience of life across the European Union is both similar and different. Compare daily life in countries as seen through the eyes of the children who took part in Europe Direct Aberdeen's "What's it like in your country project?".
LfS Global Citizenship materials:With the project’s focus on international education and education for citizenship, Euroquiz provides a framework for learning, reaching beyond school to the wider world. You may find the following resources useful exploring the topics above and linking skills, values, attitudes, knowledge and understanding. Oxfam resources and information GTCS information and resources Miniature Earth Project
ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES
The European Parliament Office in Edinburgh invites you to consult its online resources and browse its website for relevant information.The European Parliament 'What's that?' Pack is available to read online, download or print out. You can find out more about the Scottish Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) here, or print out this handy flyer You can browse through this interactive European Parliament map or print out this useful map of Europe Further educational European Parliament resources can be consulted here. Teacher’s guides to using these resources are also available online. You can find more fact sheets and online resources for this age group here. We would also recommend you look at the EU Kids’ Corner website which has a number of games and puzzles for children to learn more about the EU. There is also a Teachers' Corner, with teaching materials for all age groups.
You can test yourself before the quiz with these sample questions.EQ Heats 2017 EQ Heats 2016 EQ Final 2016 Language Round Recordings EQ Final 2016 EQ Heats 2016 Language Round Recordings