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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!

More resources, including MEP posters, EP pens and bags can be ordered below.

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Our teaching resources YouTube playlist


What's happening at the European Parliament now?

Make your classes relevant and up to date. Find out what is happening NOW at the European Parliament's web TV channel. For example there's a weekly digest in two minutes giving an overview of the issues.


The European Parliament and all that - 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.
(Teaching resource: 3 MB, Country Cards: 6 MB)
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The European Parliament: the citizen's voice in the EU

This handy A5 guide covers the basics of the EU and the European Parliament, including: institutions, roles, structure and map of the EU.

A short guide to the European Union. (pdf 5MB)
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Map of the EU

Downloadable map with countries' flags, capital cities, populations and number of MEPs per country. (pdf 758KB)

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Britain and Europe in 10 speeches

A valuable overview of the history of the debate about the UK's relationship with the EU, as seen through the eyes of a number of leading British politicians.

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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.

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How the European Union Works (pdf)

Opportunities and Resources for Young People in the EU

While this document is slightly outdated, it highlights some of the EU initiatives, including opportunities for student mobility, vocational training and life long learning.

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