5th and 6th Class Lessons

This programme enables the children to debate what are the functions of the European Union. It focuses on the differences between the single market and the customs union, two central aspects of the Brexit negotiations. It ends with a European Council simulation on the topic of the migration crisis.

5th and 6th Class Lesson 1

Lesson 1

This lesson starts with a discussion on the creation of the European Union and moves onto Ireland’s decision to join the EU. It concludes with the symbols of the EU.

5th and 6th Class Lesson 2

This lesson is all about Brexit, why it happened, who decided, what it means for the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the EU and what happens after Brexit.

5th and 6th Class Lesson 3

lesson 3

This lesson discusses everything related to the Customs Union, the External Tariff and the Single Market. These are at the heart of the EU membership with the four freedoms of movement.

5th and 6th Class Lesson 4

Lesson 4

In this lesson, the children take on different roles to discuss, question and draw the topic of the Single Market. This is a role-based class to put in practice what they learnt in lesson 3 and build on it with knowledge of the Schengen area.

5th and 6th Class Lesson 5

This lesson is dedicated to the European institutions and how they work together. It includes a short simulation game to be played in groups. The European institutions are often considered difficult to understand when actually they are not. The names more than their function can be confusing though!

5th and 6th Class Lesson 6

This lesson is entirely dedicated to the European Union policies. It focuses on a few key areas where the European Union has really changed the rules for 450 million people.

Video of Introduction Session, 21/01/21

This is the video of the Introduction Session run for 5tha nd 6th class teachers. It outlines the programme and runs through the details of the six lessons you will be doing with your students. Don’t hesitate to check out Kidszone for interactive games. There are also two other sections your students will be interested in: Speaking EU and Working EU.

Simulation on the European Green Deal