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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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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:
Now click the link below to see the rest of the statistics:
Does this affect the way you view the world and the supposed importance of some countries or groups of countries?
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...
Take five minutes and make some notes about what you see:
Now complete this grid with ideas of your own:
When you have finished, get together in small groups to compare notes and discuss what you have thought about.
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