EQ: What is the purpose of the European Union?
HW: Study for final. Study Guide due Thursday.
* Get a composition notebook for next semester*
Self Assessment- Using your Unit 3
“What I Know” go through and check
the standards you “got” and circle the
parts that you “don’t got”
Take a sheet of paper and fold it into 4’s.
Label the squares like the model below
1. The Purpose of the EU
2. The Pros
3. The Cons
4. The EU Today
Join the European Union
Directions: Create an advertisement
that persuades European countries
(non-EU) members to join the
European Union. Use a piece of copy
Directions: Create a political cartoon
that shows the relationship between a
non-EU members and the other
countries of the European Union. Use a
piece of copy paper.
Here are things you must include:
A catchy title
at least 3 benefits of joining the EU
a colorful illustration
The cartoon should personify one of
the non-EU members below:
Be sure to include why the countries
listed above are NOT members of the
What is the European Union?
• EU- An organization of more than 25
European countries who joined together to
encourage trade within Europe.
• A multinational confederation
• Creates a free-trade zone: no tariffs, no
quotas, no embargos!
of the EU
European Union Members
With your partner, brainstorm…
Why do you think a country
might want to join the EU?
Why Join Together?
• Believe that when countries work together
they are a more powerful force in the
world because they involve:
– More money
– More people
– More land area
This helps make small countries more
competitive in the world market…
Breaking it down by the #’s…
GDP Per Capita $28,213
•The US is much larger than separate European countries
When the EU countries combine, they have more people and a larger economy; they
can compete in a global economy
What’s the Purpose?
#1- Create a peaceful, stable environment
#2- Promote free trade among members
#3- Ensure safety and security of member
#4- Assist in social issues like preserving the
environment and protecting human rights
With your partner, brainstorm…
One BENEFIT of European
countries joining together
Benefits for the Members
Members may use a common currency
(euro) that makes trade easier
EU works to improve trade, education,
farming, & industry among its members
No tariffs (taxes) among member countries
– free trade zone
With your partner, discuss…
How would having different
currency (money) effect
trade in Europe?
• The euro is the currency of MOST EU countries.
• Member countries can choose to give up their own
currency and exchange them for euros.
– French francs and German marks have been replaced by
• Why? Common currency makes trade between the
countries much easier and less expensive
• 12 countries in the EU do not use the euro
• United Kingdom has decided to continue to use the
Using your resources, choose your task from your
handout and complete your assignment.
Coach book pages 142-143
Textbook pages 328-333
TOTD- ABC Summary
Using your post it note, and your
assigned letter, create a sentence
explaining a key idea from today’s lesson
that starts with your letter.
The EURO is the the common currency of
many EU nations that helps to make