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  The euro quiz
Updated 09 June 2003, 15.35
Euro coins

Citizenship 11-14/KS3/Levels E&F
Globalisation - economic implications

Overview
Chancellor Gordon Brown has told MPs that joining the euro is not a good idea at the moment.

This quiz provides a starting point for discussions, and the guide allows further research.

Learning aims

  • The form and function of the euro
  • Develop research skills by finding answers or setting questions
Icebreaker

Read out the news story

[A] Ask the class if they have encountered the new euro notes and coins. What did they think of them?

[B] Have the group heard people talking about the euro, or seen any press coverage? What opinions were expressed?

[C] Is the euro debate important to the group? Do they feel it will affect their lives in any way?



A report from Ross, aged 15, on why we should all be spending euros

Main activity
Students answer the worksheet

Here are a few suggestions of ways to use the questions:

  • in the format of a TV quiz show
  • as a written task (individually or in teams)
  • as a research activity

Answers for the quiz:

1. 12 countries
2. 100 cents
3. 500 euro
4. 1 cent
5. Seven notes
6. The harp and the word 'Eire'
7. Copper
8. Five tests

Extension activity
Print information from one of the guides on the right.

Our guide is specially written for 8-14 year olds.

Students can use this information to set quiz questions of their own.

Plenary
Recap on the new pieces of information learned and students present their own questions.

Teachers' Background

  • The 12 countries who use the euro are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

  • One euro is worth about 70p.

  • The biggest euro banknote will be 500 euros - worth over 350!

  • Here are all the euro banknotes:
    • 500 euros (worth about 350)
    • 200 euros
    • 100 euros
    • 50 and 20 euros
    • 10 and 5 euros
  • 1 euro can be split up into 100 cents.

  • The front of each of the coins is exactly the same across Europe, but each country is allowed to design a different back.

  • Here are all the euro coins:
    • 2 and 1 euros (two-tone silver and gold/bronze colour)
    • 50, 20 and 10 cents (gold/bronze colour)
    • 5, 2 and 1 cents (copper colour)
Turn this into an assembly
  • Ask volunteers to present their version of a TV quiz show using the euro quiz questions.

  • Have the assembled students vote for the answer they think is correct.

For all links and resources click at top right.


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