The following information is the result of the collaborative work of curriculum grant recipients, workshop participants, and EURO staff. This page is intended to be a resource to the K-12 educator to prepare lessons on all aspects of European culture and society, government and politics, and current hot topics of debate, including immigration and the economy.
EURO will continuously add to and revise the materials offered below. We encourage teachers to share their work with us.
The Diary of Anne Frank Katherine Wojdyla, Ball State University, Muncie, IN Booklet
Switzerland: The Heart of it All Lila Jay, Clay Middle School & Elizabeth Wegner, Carmel Middle School, Carmel, IN Lesson Plan, Powerpoint
Spain: One Country, Many Languages Elisa Lucchi-Riester, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN Lesson Plan
Berlin Wall: The Concrete Canvas Karen Baumann, Hammond High School, Hammond, IN Lesson Plan, Powerpoint
Irish Eyes: Taking a Look at the Past and Present Through a Poem by Seamus Heaney Leilani Kesner, Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park, TX Lesson Plan
Ireland: Taking a Look at Local Landscape Leilani Kesner, Iowa Park High School, Iowa Park, TX Lesson Plan, Powerpoint, Sample Brochure
Urban Italian Architecture Cathy Hamilton, Prosser School of Technology, New Albany, IN Lesson Plan 1, Lesson Plan 2, Powerpoint
Journey for the Occidental Citizen: Learning about the Role of Islam in Germany and the European Community Mary Bronfenbrenner, Ithaca High School, Ithaca, NY Lesson Plan (Day 1-5), Lesson Plan (Day 6-10), Supplemental Day 1, Supplemental Day 3
This resource is for teachers to enhance the process for beginner language learners. The BBC language website offers mini lesson, important words to learn based on topic, and grammar usage. This tool can be use for any beginner language learner.
Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the center has a wide range of materials for K-12 teachers on Spanish and Spain. In addition, the center regularly sponsors professional development opportunities.
This website has a wide range of resources for K-12 educators who teach foreign languages. The website provides language proficiency assessment tools, publications and digests, and information about professional development workshops and online training.
The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages developed this website with funding from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and the Fund for Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) of the U.S. Department of Education. Five College international students created short videos on language and culture in their home countries between 1999 and 2002. The website features videos from several West European countries such as France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain.
This website is a great tool for K-5 educators who teach foreign languages such as Spanish and French. It provides several thematic lessons on topics that include the Rainforest and Day of the Dead for beginner Spanish learners. The website provides teachers with a variety of materials to enhance their language course such as picture books, videos, and examples of memorabilia from the various countries that speak Spanish and French.
Ñandutí is an excellent resource for preK-8 foreign language teachers. The website, which is developed and maintained by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), offers a variety of resources for foreign language teachers such as teaching methodologies, curricula, assessment tools, and professional development opportunities.
Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 is a video library developed with the support of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). The library contains videos from several language classrooms, including Spanish, French, and German. All classroom videos include subtitles in English and are suitable for K-12 teachers of any foreign language. Teachers can use the library to learn about the ACTFL's standards for Foreign Language Learning, assessment practices, as well as 27 classroom programs. The classroom videos illustrate how educators from schools across the country teach students about foreign language and culture.
The U. S. Department of State is sponsoring the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge--to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy.