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  The euro quiz
Updated 02 January 2002, 15.01
Euro coins
Do you know your euros?


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

Overview
Students will be keen to know how much their lives will be changed by the introduction of the euro.

This quiz provides a starting point for these discussions.

Learning aims

  • Learn about the form and function of the euro
  • Develop research skills by finding answers or setting questions
Euro notes
Icebreaker
Read the story
Celebrations as new euro is born.

Ask the class if they have encountered the new euro notes and coins.

Main activity
Students answer the
euro quiz questions.

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. end of Feb 2002
8. copper

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

Our guide to the euro is written especially for students.

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 will start using the euro from 1 January 2002 are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.

  • If Britain stops using pounds and pence we may have less control over our money. Politicians in France and Germany could choose how much tax we pay.

  • One euro will be worth 62p.

  • The biggest euro banknote will be 500 euros - worth over 300!

  • Here are all the euro banknotes:
    • 500 euros (worth about 300)
    • 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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