Section 1 - Introduction
Here you will find an outline of the lesson
Section 2 - Lesson Plan
Here is prerequisite information to prepare you for the lesson
Section 3 - Lesson Slides
Here are the lesson slides
Section 4 - Quiz and Game Activity
Section 5 - Resources
Links to reference materials and download content (activity sheets, pdfs, powerpoint lessons etc...)
What you might need to know
In this class, we look at some of the key policies the EU has developed.
- Before going into those, we look at the principle at the heart of the EU mechanism which we have mentioned before. It is shared sovereignty. This means that when a country joins the EU club, it decides to share or pool its sovereignty with other countries in key areas that were delegated to the EU in the European treaties.
- One of the very first EU policies to be created was the Common Agricultural Policy. It used to take up 75% of the EU budget but over time the portion of money allocated has been reduced to 35% with the rest of the money going to other policies like regional funds, the environment or consumers protection.
- I’m including a link which you might want to look at and focus on certain EU policies. There’s also a fantastic link about EU myths uncovered. It’s really worth a look.
Key EU policies for Ireland: https://ec.europa.eu/ireland/news/key-eu-policy-areas_en