ERIC Number: ED389644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperation and Community: The European Community--A Community of Nations. A Curriculum Unit Recommended for Grades 6-9.
This resource packet introduces students to the notion of community within a European context. Students examine the European Community as a community of independent countries and will become aware of some of the key characteristics of a community. The eight activities focus on developing multiple perspectives through the analysis of European integration and diversity. The eight activities include: (1) "Cooperation and Community"; (2) "The Concept of Community"; (3) "National Anthems and Music of European Countries"; (4) "Money Makes the World Go Around"; (5) "Caught between Two Cultures"; (6) "Newcomers at the Gate"; (7) "Fighting Problems Collectively"; and (8) "Decision Making and the European Community." Each lesson contains supplementary handouts and support materials. Several primary documents are incorporated into the lessons to present students with a range of perspectives on the topic being studied. Activities address a variety of multiple abilities, including analytical, visual/spatial, musical, and dramatic abilities. (EH)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Conflict, Culture Contact, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Intermediate Grades, International Relations, International Trade, Junior High Schools, Social Studies, World Affairs
Europe Project/SPICE, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013; e-mail:SPICE.SALES.@Forsythe.Stanford.Edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.