The EU Center offers European Union training for educators
The EU Center regularly sponsors professional development opportunities. To stay informed about these events, please join the West European Studies' K-12 educator listserv.
2012 Teachers' Workshop
This workshop introduces teachers to the governmental institutions of the EU and to their history and relationship vis-à-vis individual member states. Topical discussions on EU institutions, policies, and why and how the EU is relevant to the Midwest will be presented in the morning. The afternoon session will be devoted to a model European Council exercise, with each teacher representing a particular EU member country. Presentations will stress the interdisciplinary nature of EU studies—economics, environment, geography, globalization, government, languages and culture, etc.
2011 Teachers' Workshops
2008 Teachers' Workshop
2007 Teachers' Workshop
2006 Teachers' Workshop
Workshop for Social Studies Teachers: "The European Union and Why It Matters to Indiana"The West European Studies Center, Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center, and Russian & East European Institute also offer teachers' workshops focusing on the member states of the European Union.
Curriculum Units: Model European Council Simulation
This simulation was developed by the 2006 Teachers' Workshop for a middle or high school classroom of 15-29 students.
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