Summer Study Tour to Europe – Day 3

Today’s afternoon session was very interesting, especially from an educator’s perspective.   Our presentation was delivered by the EURYDICE network of the EU.  This stands for the Information Systems and Policies in Europe.    This is the organization that has been given the responsibility to create ‘benchmarks’ for EU educational integration.  It would seem the target year, … Read More

Summer Study Tour to Europe – Day 2 (Part 3)

Day 2! Waffles, beverages and some amazing learning experiences!  To sum up day 2 is difficult in a short blog, since there were many planned and unplanned adventures.  To start, I had the best hotel breakfast I have ever had!  Ok, so being from Pittsburgh, my expectations were low, but honestly, it was delicious—pastries, cappuccinos, … Read More

Summer Study Tour to Europe – Day 2 (Part 2)

Mussels.  High quality, pricey chocolates.  Hand crafted lace and tapestry.  Unique beers.  The seat of the EU and NATO.  Gourmet food. Cobblestone streets. Palaces.  Museums.  History.  Culture.  Brussels!  These were my expectations at the start of my WAC adventure, and I have not been disappointed. I have learned so much about the EU in just … Read More

Europe Day

“World peace cannot be safeguarded without the making of creative efforts proportionate to the dangers which threaten it. The contribution which an organized and living Europe can bring to civilization is indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations.” These are the words that the foreign minister of France, Robert Shuman, spoke on May 9, 1950. … Read More

European Union Lesson Plans

 The European Union Delegation to the United States has announced a new series of free online lesson plans about the EU designed by educators to support History and Social Sciences curricula in the United States. These lesson plans are designed primarily for students in grades 9-12. Each lesson is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and … Read More

>EuroChallenge Competition

> When Nigel Nagarajan (the Head of Economic and Financial Affairs at the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States of America) visited Pittsburgh recently, he talked a bit about the Euro Challenge competition for high school students. In the “About” section of the Euro Challenge website, the competition is described as: “…an … Read More