On behalf of European Schoolnet in Brussels, Season’s Greetings to all of you, myEUROPE teachers and students! Merry Christmas to all of us, who celebrate Christmas, a time for giving and sharing with family and friends!
Thank you for your participation in our projects and I look forward to sharing another year with you in 2007.
Cultures around Europe have very different traditions at Christmas. All of them convey a message about tolerance, love, understanding and celebrating cultural differences and similarities. We invite you to enjoy a Christmas journey through Europe and make a tour of the contributions we got so far to our Christmas activity.
Bulgaria and Romania to join the European Union on 1 January 2007
On 1 January 2007 Bulgaria and Romania will join the European family. Both countries will bring about 30 million people into the EU, creating a Europe of almost half a billion citizens. The event is an important step towards peace, democracy, stability and prosperity in Europe. With Irish, Bulgarian and Romanian the EU language family will grow from 20 to 23. Discover the new EU languages by visiting our learning objects repository. Y ou can also run a search in our repository with certain keywords such as school subjects, age groups and languages. Go there.
More than 200 students from 16 European countries contributed to My Energy Train Story, an activity which is published on the Energy is our Future website. The project helps European teachers and students think differently about the future of energy, how we use it and how we can save it, about energy requirements of products across their lifecycles, and alternative energy sources. Read more.
This competition encourages students to express their views on energy efficiency, energy savings and/or renewable energy solutions by submitting an entry composed by a slogan, a poster and a text description. We invite your students to take part in to win several prizes in four categories. Read more.
On 30 November 2006, eight myEUROPE schools had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Rudolf Stauber, Head of Department for Operational Stability and Materials at BMW AG, in Germany. They discussed about how future car designs will help protect the environment. Read more.
A WebQuest is an activity in which pupils look for information on the Web. The objective is to encourage students to find out about a particular subject and to do some tasks using the information they have gathered. Have a look and choose what suits your needs for teaching and learning. Read more.
Isabel Fonseca describes a Christmas Eve in her country. Portuguese families gather around the Christmas tree and the Nativity Scene (“Presépio”) to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Read more.
myEUROPE is a European Schoolnet project. It aims to help teachers raise their pupils' awareness of what it means to be a young citizen in Europe. By involving a network of more than 6000 schools, the diversity of Europe is brought into the classroom via the Internet.
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