[Surfnetkids: 28 Dec 2011] The Euro

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#1. December 28, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. The Euro

by Barbara J. Feldman

The Euro Printable (** for premium members only)

The euro (or EUR) entered circulation on January 1, 2002 and is the official currency of some, but not all European Union countries. The seventeen countries that use the euro are known as the eurozone: Austria, Belgium, Cypress, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. Since 2009, the euro has been making headlines because of the European debt crisis.

Activity Village: Printable Play Money
What fun! These printable euro banknotes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros. There is even a printable set of coins that includes 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, 1 euro and 5 euro coins. This page also includes US funny money (banknotes and coins), along with printable English sterling coins.

CNN: Europe’s Debt Crisis
For high school students and grownups, CNN presents a roundup of news articles about the euro’s current crisis. Some pundits are forecasting the breakup of the European currency union, meaning that eurozone countries will once again begin printing and circulating their own national currency. Others say that the euro is here to stay, and that the crisis will pass with the euro in tact.

Euro Kids’ Corner
For elementary and middle-school, Euro Kids’ Corner is chock full of euro-themed games, a leaderboard listing the top ten players, and a lesson covering the history of European money and the euro. “In the past, the countries in the European Union made several attempts to move towards economic union and a single currency. However, it was not until 1991, in the city of Maastricht in the Netherlands, that European leaders decided upon a firm timetable to adopt a single currency.”

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

The Euro Printable

The Euro Wikipedia Printable
European Union Printable

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Exact Change: Euros!

Europe Geography Game

European Union Word Search

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