Presentation on theme: "THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU). THE EU: AN INTRODUCTION All must: Describe why the European Union was first set up. Most should: Explain the ‘roots’ of the European."— Presentation transcript:
THE EU: AN INTRODUCTION All must: Describe why the European Union was first set up. Most should: Explain the ‘roots’ of the European Union (ECSC). Some could: Explain your own view on the UK being part of the EU.
What can you remember from last week? In the back of your book write the answers to these quick quiz questions: 1)What does EU stand for 2)What type of money do most EU member countries use? 3)Name one country in the EU 4)Can you think why some people do not like being in the EU? 5)Can you think of one reason why some people like it?
Starter Activity Watch both clips video clips. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO75ZsvMkc8 Then finish off these sentences: The EU has its roots way back to 1951 when it was set up after World War 2 to try to… Its main aim was to… The first group set up in Europe in 1951 was called… It was founded by a French man called… The first countries to sign up to the new agreement were… All must: Describe why the European Union was first set up. Most should: Explain the ‘roots’ of the European Union (ECSC).
Who were the original six members? FranceLuxembourgItaly GermanyNetherlandsBelgium
YearHistory of European Union membershipTotal 1957 Belgium Italy Luxembourg Netherlands France Germany (West) 6 1973 Denmark United Kingdom Republic of Ireland 9 1981 Greece10 1986 Portugal Spain12 1995 Austria Sweden Finland 15 2004 Cyprus Lithuania Czech Republic Malta Estonia Poland Hungary Slovakia Latvia Slovenia 25 2007 Bulgaria Romania27
Arrange the following reasons under “push” and “pull” factors Few jobs Poor healthcare Lack of schools Poor quality housing Wages are too low War and persecution Excellent education system Higher wages Better housing More advanced hospitals More job opportunities Famine Availability of food Stable democracy
Why are people migrating to the European Union? ‘Push’ factors Reasons for leaving a country ‘Pull’ factors Reasons for moving to EU Few jobs Poor healthcare Lack of schools Poor quality housing Wages are too low War and persecution Lack of food (famine) More job opportunities More advanced hospitals Excellent education system Better housing Wages are higher Stable democracy Availability of food Images on the news Film and television Stories in newspapers Popular myth
How do these cartoons portray the European Union?
What is the meaning behind these political posters?
Finish off the sentences: I think the UK should/ shouldn’t be part of the modern EU because… As a citizen of the EU I think that Europe coming together in 1951 to make decisions meant that… Some could: Explain your own view on the UK being part of the EU.
Did you Know? The idea for a common market came from Winton Churchill in 1945 who wanted the formation of a “United States of Europe”!