Let's explore europe!.
You can find this booklet and other short, clear explanations about the EU online at ec.europa.eu/publications European Commission Directorate-General for Communication Publications B-1049 Brussels Manuscript updated in January 2008 Cover illustration and interior photos of the children: Reporters The European Commission wishes to thank the staff and pupils of the European School, Woluwe (Belgium), for their contributions to this publication. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008 ISBN 978-92-79-06757-0 44 pp. 21 x 29.7 cm © European Communities, 2008 Reproduction is authorised Printed in Germany Printed on white chlorine-free paper
Let’s expLore europe! Hello! Welcome to Europe! We come from different countries and speak different languages, but this continent is the home we share. Come with us and let’s explore Europe together! It will be an adventurous journey through time and space and you’ll find out loads of interesting things. As we go along, test yourself to see how much you’ve learnt. Go to our website europa.eu/europago/explore and try the quiz about each chapter. At school, explore further! Ask your teacher to tell you more about each of the topics in this book. Then do some deeper research in the school library or on the internet. You could even write your own booklet about what you have discovered. Finally, you can have fun playing games and doing activities on the ‘Europa Go’ website europa.eu/europago/welcome.jsp Ready? Then let’s begin!
What’s in this book? page A continent to discover Getting around Climate and nature Farming The sea A journey through time Forty famous faces, A to Z Languages in Europe A family of peoples Bringing the family together: the story of the European Union What the EU does The European Union and its neighbours How the EU takes decisions Tomorrow … and beyond 3 6 8 11 14 18 27 30 31 32 36 39 42 44
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