The European Union began as a small coalition on European nations dedicated to ending the concept of war as a means of national advancement, and user into history a great age of peace...stop me if you've hear this before? The League of Nations, The United Nations, NATO, The Warsaw Pact, "what makes the E.U. different," you may ask. Simply put, the EU works. It works so well that recently the entire European Union was awarded a Nobel Peace price for creating the longest sustained era of peace Europe has seen in its long history.
XP=4 Objectives: 1. Analyze the purpose and foundation of the EU. 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the EU and Euro.
Assessment: 1. How, and why was the European Union Formed? 2. What makes the European Union different than organizations like the UN or NATO? 3. Why were France and Germany unlikely allies in creating a global economic currency, and why does it make perfect sense? 4. Is Globalization a good thing? 5. Is the EU necessary, why or why not?