K-12 Lesson Plans


The European Union Delegation to the United States has developed a modular series of European Union lesson plans designed to support History and Social Studies curricula for grades 9-12, and also adaptable to Middle School. Developed by educators, the lessons can be used as stand-alone units or as a series. Each lesson is accompanied by a PowerPoint with additional information to support the presentation. These lessons will  be updated periodically to correlate with new developments in the European Union.

The Origins of European Economic Cooperation and Integration
In this lesson students will learn about the arguments made in favor of European economic cooperation and integration after the Second World War.
Grades: 9-12
Time: 2-3 Days
Developed by: Jason Knoll, Verona High School


European Union Simulation Modules: developed by the UW-Madison European Union Center of Excellence these simulations are intended for use in middle school, high school and undergraduate classrooms. Two simulation modules are available:

  1. The Chocolate Directive (online).
  2. The Parental Leave Directive (available on CD)

Please contact Csanád Siklós at siklos [@] wisc.edu, (608) 265 4766, to request a password for the online simulation, or a copy of the CD simulation.