My Big Friendly Guide To The European Union
My Big Friendly Guide to the European Union is an innovative 6 -week teaching and learning programme. It aims at developing awareness, knowledge and critical thinking at primary school level on the European Union and Ireland’s role within it.
It offers teachers all the lesson plans, lesson slides, knowledge quizzes and under 5 minute explanatory videos to feel confident and engaged in the teaching of active European citizenship.
In 2020, we went regional. In 2021, we went national.
In 2022, we are going European!
It is children and teacher friendly, allowing the students to learn about but also question the European Union. It is about empowering the children to make informed decisions to improve the world they live in. Crucially, it fits perfectly into the current Social Personal and Health Education curriculum, particularly when discussing critical thinking, active citizenship and media education.
Since its creation in 2018, BFGTOEU has grown from being a pilot project in County Cork to being the only national educational programme on the EU grounded in a unique collaboration between primary and third level education. In July 2019, 35 teachers took part in our very first CPD course in UCC. In November 2020, we took part in Cork Discovers, a Europe-wide event connecting researchers and society.
In 2021, we held our very first Europe Week! Click here to see.
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