Teacher, what is “EU”?

I played a game with my classmates in class today — I put a picture card on one of the kids’ heads, he couldn’t see it, but everyone else could. Everyone should prompt and let the person who holds the card guess what the card is in his hand. Children should learn to ask questions and make associations. this time

The little girl got this card…  

Then everyone started gossiping about it being… a ghost! Faceless man! many countries! A lot of people! President? There are men and women! All kinds of interesting answers have appeared, but there is no “correct answer” XDD but this is normal, because they have heard of “EU” but are not familiar enough to make a direct link, so Mr. Lara quickly announced the answer directly– – This is the “EU” pull~ Then the question is coming, how can I “prompt” the “EU”? Even if we know that this picture card represents the European Union, our children can’t come up with a definition? The best way is…….Skip first!

Lively discussion on what is the EU

Because Mrs. Lara has long been prepared to take the subject ~ the next course will be brought to the EU, so I will keep it and talk about it later~

The protagonist of this class is “Germany” (part 2). While preparing for the class, I saw “Ruhr Industrial Area”. Generally speaking, I would not include “xx industrial area” into the curriculum, I think this kind of thing is too out of line and too blunt. But this time is different! Because we went to Dortmond last year, which is the center of this industrial area, we also learned that Dortmond, which is now the top green area in Germany, used to be a seriously polluted city that was invisible. (Recently, I have become more and more concerned about pollution…)

There is a labor museum in Dortmund, (DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung in Dortmund) where we experienced the harsh working environment of the miners and introduced the video of this experience in the classroom. It was brought to this area formerly known for its coal mines. And it was a very important location during World War II, because it mainly supplied coal for all power needs, including weapons, equipment, tanks, etc. Of course, it is also a key area bombed by the enemy… (So the cities in this industrial area are not very beautiful…. Because they were all bombed during World War II… ) But After more than 30 years of hard work, this area has been successfully transformed, and it is also included in the list of world cultural heritage UNESCO, as the most beautiful mining area. And Dortmond is more than 50% green!


Essen | Deutsche Customs Union Coal Industry Complex | UNESCO

The members of the coal and steel alliance that year were Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Italy. Having said that, the little girl who got the EU picture card at the beginning asked:

A: Teacher, is the UK in the EU?

M: No more. The teacher said in class a few months ago that the United Kingdom is leaving the EU… So there is no more….

Teacher: Well, that’s right! A few months ago we said in class that the UK would say goodbye to the EU, but they are still debating at home, so there is no result yet…

J: What is a “debate”?

So, I explained what a debate is (this class is really a limitless class…)

From the museum experience, we saw coal, received the Ruhr industrial area (the middle branch mentioned the current situation of industrial pollution) and talked about the Second World War. It extended from the largest industrial area in Europe at the time to the first trans-international union (the European Coal and Steel Community), which was the predecessor of the European Union. The final topic brings back the “EU” at the beginning

Is it less cold to know the industrial zone in this way? ^^

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