The University of Michigan's European Union Center of Excellence is a facilitator of the Euro Challenge competition for high school students (grades 9 and 10) to learn about the European Monetary Union (EMU) and the EURO, the single European currency. A student team from International Academy Central of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan won the 2011 Euro Challenge National Competition in New York City on April 27, 2011.
One of our priorities is to encourage and facilitate partnership and collaboration with local schools and educators. The centers at the University of Michigan International Institute (II) work collaboratively and individually to provide a comprehensive set of resources about teaching globally. The Center for European Studies offers a variety of activities and services that can be used for education on Europe and the European Union in K-14 classrooms.
Select from our list of resources to learn more:
- Curriculum Resources
- Teaching Europe
- Educator Workshops: World History Initiative
- Public Educational Events and Programs (please see below)
- II Outreach for K-14
CES facilitates many lectures and programs that are open to the public and encourages participation of local educators and students. Our public events feature distinguished public figures and intellectuals addressing significant issues facing Europe and its place in the world. We encourage students and scholars, leaders of American organizations invested in European affairs, and the public to join us to discuss topics introduced by our guests. Lectures are free and open to the public. Past lectures are available on the CES YouTube Channel.
European Union Education Websites
European Union Member States
The EU in slides
Kids and the EU: games, quizzes and competitions
Europeana. Think Culture
Explore Europe's Cultural collections
2014: 100th Anniversary of Start of the First World War
Your Family History of World War One: www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en
First World War Poetry Digital Archive: www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/