(This post is only available in Dutch)
The Executive Vice-President of the European Commission received the first copy of ‘The Great Europe Do Book’ on 7 February. On the 30th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty, Studio Europa Maastricht and Historisch Nieuwsblad are launching an instructive, fun and original activity book on the history of the European Union for curious children aged 9-12.
The texts, puzzles and exercises in the book were created by education specialists and historians. In the various chapters, children learn about the history of Europe, the Maastricht Treaty, the euro and the future of the European Union. The book playfully invites children to think about their own place in Europe and the future of the continent.
The Great Europe Do Book is distributed free of charge to teachers and includes a lesson plan with tips for using the activity book in the classroom.
Translations and digital version
Starting 7 February, a digital version of The Great Europe Do Book will also be available: The Great Europe Special. In this online version, children can work with interactive puzzles (in Dutch, German, French and English). The digital special is free to visit and use via kinderspecial.studioeuropamaastricht.nl.
In addition to the Dutch version, translations of the book in English, French and German were released on 7 February. These translations are available both in print and digitally.
The Great Europe Do Book can be ordered by teachers free of charge via studioeuropamaastricht.nl/project/my-big-activity-book-about-europe/. This website also contains the digital version, the teacher’s lesson plan and the translated online activity books
Studio Europa Maastricht: Studio Europa Maastricht is a centre of expertise for Europe-related debate and research. Founded in 2018 and supported by the partners of the Maastricht, Working on Europe programme: Maastricht University, the Province of Limburg and the City of Maastricht. Together we aim to position Maastricht, the capital of Limburg as a meeting place for citizen dialogue and debate and establish a centre of excellence for research on Europe and European integration.
Historisch Nieuwsblad has been the leading history magazine in the Netherlands for more than 30 years. The editors always look for the link between past and present, between the events that dominate the news today and the historical developments that underlie them. In recent years the editors have launched a successful youth line, with various history activity books for children aged 8-12.