Teach About U.S. News

Teach About U.S. Update // September 22, 2020

Teach About U.S. Update // September 22, 2020

by Joannis Kaliampos -
Number of replies: 0
Email not displaying correctly? View the newsletter in your browser.
Logo Teach About U.S.

TEACH ABOUT U.S.

UPDATE // Sept. 22, 2020
Dear Subscriber,

We're in the midst of the U.S. Election Project and would like to give you a brief update on what's happening in the project at the moment. 

As the school year has now begun in all 16 German Bundesländer, more than 300 courses in Germany and the U.S. have embarked on the U.S. Embassy School Election Project! The students will be learning about central campaign issues and crunching data about their adopted state to make a prediction about its election outcome on November 3.

 

OCTOBER 1, 4:00-5:30 PM (CET)
STUDENT Q&A W/ DR. GOLDFIELD

Coming up, we will be hosting our first student Q & A with an American election expert on October 1! Dr. David Goldfield (Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte), who also joined us in May for a teacher webinar, will give us a brief update on the election campaign and answer student questions. (see bio below)

Your students and you can register for the event here!

Students! You can submit questions before the webinar via our Facebook page, the Vitual Town Hall on Teach About U.S., and via email to teachaboutus@leuphana.de

More information on the event can be found in our Online Seminar section. 

 

SIX WEEKS UNTIL ELECTION DAY
FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD...

The deadline to submit contributions to the school competition is October 25, 2020 (see our previous newsletter). A final online event will take place on November 2, the day before Election Day. More information on this event will follow in the coming weeks. 

We have sent out updates for project participants in the past weeks and months. All these project updates can be found in our newsletter section

We have exciting weeks ahead of us and look forward to your prediction of the election outcome. It is not too late to join the project!

Yours,

Joannis Kaliampos
on behalf of the Teach About U.S. Team and Partners 

AE

ROBERT LEE BAILEY PROFESSOR OF HISTORY, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHARLOTTE
DR. DAVID GOLDFIELD

David GoldfieldA native of Memphis, he grew up in Brooklyn and attended the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of sixteen books including two, Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers (1982) and Black, White, and Southern (1991), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history, and America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011). His newest book, The Gifted Generation, about life and the transformation of American politics after the Second World War (2017) was described by NPR as one of the “great books to hunker down with in 2018.” Goldfield is the Editor of the Journal of Urban History. He serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and as an expert witness in voting rights cases. He is Past President of the Southern Historical Association (2012-2013).

 

AE

SIGN UP
U.S. EMBASSY SCHOOL ELECTION PROJECT 2020

U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2016 final event

Find out more about the U.S. Embassy School Election Project. 

 

Project registration is still open!

More information on the project, how to participate, how it works, sample materials, results from 2016, and registration for 2020:

About the U.S. Election Project
 
 

Our project assistants will be posting snapshots of U.S. voters in the coming weeks. Read the first post of this mini-series:

Chapter 1: Here, there, everywhere -- Americans report to the ballot box
by Mallory King

 

CONTACT US

Joannis Kaliampos
Educational Project Manager
Leuphana Universität 
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg 
Fon +49 (0)4131.677-1662, Email, Web

 

 

TEACH ABOUT U.S.

Teach About U.S. is a joint project of the U.S. Embassy Berlin, the U.S. Consulates in Germany, Leuphana University Lüneburg, and LIFE e.V.

Teach About U.S. is a proud recipient of the Germany – Land of Ideas Award 2015 and the Hans Eberhard Piepho Prize for Ideas in Communicative Language Teaching 2013.

   

 

FIND MORE RESOURCES ONLINE

www.teachaboutus.org