“It is a great event to get pupils working collaboratively and it reinforces the importance of learning about languages and other cultures."
Schools are advised to use the following resources to prepare for Euroquiz. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you will also find sample quizzes from previous Euroquiz events.
Some resources may contain information which is out of date. While we aim to keep our own website and materials up to date, links do change frequently and the Scottish European Educational Trust cannot take responsibility for the content of external websites and publications.
At the end of October 2019 (based on the current schedule), the UK plans to leave the EU. Contrary to what is printed on the EU publications, the UK's EU offices will no longer be the contact point for more details. The information about the UK as an EU Member State will no longer apply.
European Commission Office in Scotland Resources
Click on the following publications to access them online. We are working to find a new solution for sending hard copies to schools free of charge, please check back here for updates. 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 (Only 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. The European Union. What it is and what it does (resource for teachers) This publication is a guide to the European Union and what it does. It is a concise handbook that explains the EU's 35 areas where it takes action and the EU decision-making process (60 pages).
Europe Direct Information Centre (Aberdeen) Resources:Click on the following publications to access them online. 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?".
Extra language learning materials:Please find some useful resources below to explore modern languages with pupils. BBC Primary Languages Education Scotland SCILT resources
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 Liaison Office in Edinburgh invites you to consult its online resources and browse its websitefor relevant information.- Teaching resource and Country Cards - Stuck for planning ideas for your EU lessons? Our brand new teaching package is here to help! With our ten lesson plans, curriculum links, country cards, quizzes, activity ideas and much more, you can choose among different levels of knowledge and difficulty to guide your students through their learning. To receive a hard copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 questions from previous years.