Teaching Brexit


Confused by all the Brexit jargon in the news?

Here’s a glossary to demystify commonly used EU-related terms.

Lesson plan

  1. Watch the video below and explain the different roles here.
  2. Look at the glossary below and choose 4 or 5 expressions to explain to the rest of the class, examples; Cake and eat it: European Free Trade Association (EFTA):Hard Brexit:
  3. Use the vocabulary look-up guide to find explanations to more Brexit jargon.

Teaching about Brexit can be complicated, and here are some ways to help you. If you still need some clues watch the video here.

 

Confused by all the Brexit jargon in the news? Here’s a glossary to demystify commonly used EU-related terms.

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Acquis communautaire: A French phrase meaning the entire body of European Union law. Countries have to incorporate it into their own law before joining the European Union.

Alignment: Keeping rules and regulations in the UK in line with those in the European Union after Brexit, as in “regulatory alignment”.

Article 50: The European Union’s exit clause. It is part of the Lisbon Treaty and by invoking it or triggering it a country formally and legally signals it is leaving the European Union Source: BBC

See more info here.

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