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Europe - Non-European Views of Europe

ON THE OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN...

 

by Diana Ieleja – Latvia, Gilda Duta - Romania, Regina Halu - Brazil

 


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QUIZZES 1

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HISTORY OF EUROPE

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WEBQUEST

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FULL SURVEY

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DISCUSSION

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QUIZZES 2

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LINK SEARCH

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EVALUATION

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FOR TEACHER

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GET INVOLVED



 

INTRODUCTION

 

Look at these statistics from an email which has been circulating on the Internet for many years:

If you could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like this:


• 57 Asians
• 21 Europeans
• 14 from the Western Hemisphere (both north and south)
• 8 Africans
• 52 would be female
• 48 would be male


Now click the link below to see the rest of the statistics:

 

http://www.tcaup.umich.edu/publications/portico/portico20022/perspective.html

 

Does this affect the way you view the world and the supposed importance of some countries or groups of countries?

 

THINK

 

How do people view the EU and Europe from outside? In this set of activities you will be finding out a little about what people think when they are on the outside looking in, discovering a bit more about some of the countries of the EU, and sharing your thoughts and ideas with your partners.

 

Click the external link below to have a look at an image...

 

http://carcino.gen.nz/images/image.php/66490086/euro_vs_america.jpg&cb=20040428020838

 

Take five minutes and make some notes about what you see:

 

  • What kind of attitudes are expressed in the picture?
  • What does this say about attitudes to Europe from the outside?
  • Do you agree with the ‘message’ in this cartoon?

 

Now complete this grid with ideas of your own:

 

Europe is...

America is...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you have finished, get together in small groups to compare notes and discuss what you have thought about.

 

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