Games to Learn about Europe!

January 24th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Thursday, January 24, 2013 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!  

Recommended Website:

Europa.eu: Kids’ Corner

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)  

This website offers over 25  free, interactive games and activities to help kids learn about Europe and the European Union.

When you get to the website, you’ll see a brief introduction and two features followed by the menu of games. You can just scroll past the features, if desired, to access the games. The features include:

1) Check Out Your Rights – This is a separate section with games and activities designed to teach kids and teens about “The Rights of the Child.”  Since this is a controversial topic for some, parents (as always) should preview the website and supervise all Internet activity. 

2) The EU: What’s It All About – This section contains an interactive map of the European Union. Place your cursor over any country and a pop-up window appears with a few facts about the country. Click on a country and a window opens with more detailed information about the country’s history, geography, economy, and culture.

If you explore “The EU” section first, you’ll improve your chances when you play the games that cover topics such as:  

  • Countries and Flags of the European Union
  • History of Europe
  • Euro Coins and Notes
  • Famous Historic & Modern People
  • European Landmarks

Again, some of these activities require some basic knowledge of Europe and the European Union that you can learn in “The EU” section. You can also learn a lot through simple trial-and-error as you play the games. :)  

 

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