On 23rd June Britain will decide by a referendum whether it will remain in the European Union or if it will leave – the so-called Brexit option. The opinion polls show the race is a close one as the national debate gets louder and louder. But what does it all mean? I thought it would be interesting to study the question with my EM Normandie students, so here's what I did.
1. Used this PowerPoint to introduce the topic and get some discussion going.
2. Took the students to the multimedia room to work on this interactive video lesson I created using the excellent EdPuzzle site.
3. Held a debate/discussion on whether the UK should remain in the EU or not (you can see the question on the PPT).
4. Got the class to vote on the question. You can make some ballot papers to make it more realistic.
5. Did this Brexit crossword (I got my students to do the online version in groups, but you can also download the PDF and print it out).
6. You can download the a transcript of the video here, and use it to make your your own exercises here or here.
There was a big majority in favour of 'Remain', which coming from French students says a lot. If only the British were so level-headed ...