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ERC Resources - Lower Secondary

  The European Resource Centres can provide many publications that are useful for Lower Secondary school pupils and teachers. Many of these publications can be supplied free and in group sets.

The European Resource Centres can supply a classroom guide, Europlus, that is aimed at children between the ages of 10 and 14 and has been designed around the national curriculum.

Exploring Europe examines each of the fifteen member states of the European Union and describes their geographies, political systems and economies.         

They can supply a number of other publications that can be used by Secondary schools: European Union: key figures; Exploring Europe; Bookmarks featuring the flags of EU Member States; European Parliament stickers, featuring the European flag; and the Secondary European Treasure Chest, which is available for loan from your local ERC.

To order any copies of these free publications, please use our order form.

There are also a number of websites and priced publications that may be of use to Secondary teachers:

  • Europe in the Round is an educational CD ROM for secondary schools containing information on: people and societies; geography and travel; business and work; study and research; the EU; and 39 countries.
    Available from Vocational Technologies Ltd (telephone: 01252 337055).

  • Europe in the UK Video gives information on resources available for teachers developing the European dimension in the classroom.
    Available price £6.50 from the London European Resource Centre (telephone: 020 7389 4733).

  • Speak Out! on European Citizenship Teachers Guide provides background information on European Citizenship, the EU and has nine topical issues highlighted for discussion. It helps students familiarise themselves with issues they can discuss with fellow European students on the Speak Out! website on: www.citizen.org.uk/speakout.
    The teacher guide can be downloaded from the website or ordered from the Institute for Citizenship (telephone: 020 7935 4777).

  • Human Rights Impact provides information on the impact in the UK of the Human Rights Act of 1998 which incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law.
    Available from the Citizenship Foundation (telephone: 020 7367 0500).

  • European Websites Directory gives over 350 website addresses for European institutions, agencies and associations, for European policy areas and for information sources.
    Available price £12 from the West Midlands European Resource Centre (telephone: 0121 248 8277).

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