Comparing Democracies:
Colorado, Get to Know Europe
 
A Project of the Center for Education in Law and Democracy, funded by the European Commission
 

With funding provided by the European Commission, the Center for Education in Law and Democracy has begun an 18 month initiative for teachers of government, economics, world history, and geography to implement comparative democracy lessons in middle and high school courses. 

New lessons from this project will provide students with a deeper understanding of European democratic institutions and cultures while simultaneously enhancing their understanding of U.S. government. 
Teachers will have the opportunity to enhance courses with updated knowledge on the evolution of the EU, EU integration, European identity and current issues facing the EU today. 

Teachers and students will also have the opportunity to interact directly with European scholars in several phases of the program. 

  NEW RESOURCE: The Future of the EU Project Blog

 

 

WHY COLORADO? A RATIONALE AND SAMPLE LESSONS

Colorado and the EU
• Portfolio: Colorado and the EU
• Map: Colorado Companies in Europe
• Map: EU Companies in Colorado
A Guide for Americans: The EU

 
 
 
 

GET TO KNOW EUROPE:
SPECIAL EVENTS


April 2011: Comparing Democracies Kick-Off Event
• April 15 Program, DU Law School
April 2011: Seminar Agenda
Follow Up Seminar, June 2011
    EUROPEAN UNION BACKGROUND,
INSTITUTIONS, HISTORY (LINKS)


• European Parliament
• EU Political Groups
• European Commission

European Council
Refresher Course on the Workings of the EU (Economist)
How the EU Works
History of the EU

Europe in 12 Lessons
The EU in Slides

 

EUROPE DAY CULMINATING EVENTS

• April 25, High School Public Forum Debates, Tivoli Center
April 26, High School Moot Courts: The European Court of Human Rights and the U.S. Supreme Court
• April 27, High School Public Forum Debates, Carbondale

     
   

Please note: These lessons have been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of thses lessons are the sole responsibility of CELD and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

   
      EU LESSONS AND RESOURCES    
   
  NEW RESOURCE: The Future of the EU Project Blog
   
   
 
denotes power point and film resources    
      History    
      The EU: Is This an Articles of Confederation Moment?    
      Jean Monnet, Father of the EU; timeline handout    
      Documentary Film: Jean Monnet: Father of Europe    
      The Evolution of the European Union; activity cards    
      From Coal and Steel to the EU (Power Point)    
      EU Integration: Openings and Obstacles; EU Integration Cards    
             
      Economics
   
      Money Talks: Understanding the Euro    
      Planet Money:Continental Breakup: NPR Program on Euro Crisis, Jan. 22, 2012    
      Understanding Social Contracts: The European and American Dream (Power Point)    
             
      Civics/Government    
      Free Expression: Hate Speech or Free Speech?    
      Deliberating in a Democracy: Freedom of Expression    
      EU: The Basics (Power Point)    
      Comparing Documents, Comparing Rights    
      A United States of Europe?    
      European Union Parliament    
      A Day in the Life    
             
      Additional Lessons    
      EU Immigration and Integration    
      Eurospeak: Jargon and Shorthand for Things EU    
      Op-Eds: Educating Others about the EU    
             
     
     
     
     

 

Link: Euro Area Map


CELD APPRECIATES THE SUPPORT OF:
The Colorado European Union Center of Excellence, University of Colorado
This webpage has been funded with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of CELD and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

 

 

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