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Teach About U.S. Update // Nov. 19, 2020

Teach About U.S. Update // Nov. 19, 2020

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UPDATE // Nov. 19, 2020
Dear Subscriber,

What an eventful month this has been! Over 5,000 teachers and students took part in our U.S. Embassy School Election Project and almost 200 courses cast their adopted states' votes the week before Election Day. They correctly predicted Joe Biden's election victory and submitted extremely well-researched and creative project outcomes to our school competition. 

In fact, our participants did their homework and their prediction of the election outcome turned out very close to the actual result! But we are not quite done yet with this project:

NOVEMBER 25, 4:00-5:30 PM (CET)
EXPERT Q&A W/ DR. GOLDFIELD

We will be joined one more time by our election expert, Dr. David Goldfield (University of North Carolina - Charlotte) for an online Q and A. Dr. Goldfield will be available to answer your questions about the election outcome and the coming steps in the transition to the new administration. 

We also want to hear from you! Join us and share your project experiences. How was the project realized in your classrooms, what worked well, and where did you encounter challenges? What are your suggestions for future projects?

Your students and you can register for the event here!

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

 

IMPRESSIONS
REVIEWING THE ELECTION PROJECT

Participants from all over Germany and the U.S. came together the day before the election for a prize-giving ceremony and discussion with our election experts, Dr. David Goldfield and Dr. Terri Towner. 

You can review all project results, the students' award winning contributions, as well as the press reports about our participants in local and national news media. 

Read more...

 

THE ULTIMATE ELECTION FORECAST
MORE THAN 5,000 POLLSTERS AGREE - THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. IS...

The 2020 U.S. election has people around the world on the edge of their seats, wondering who will become the next President of the United States. The two candidates – former Vice President Joe Biden and the incumbent President, Donald Trump – would become the oldest men to ever have held this office. Another ‘first’ is Biden’s VP pick, Kamala Harris, junior senator from California, the first-ever woman of color running on a presidential ticket. In addition, a global pandemic, an economic crisis, and nationwide demonstrations protesting systemic racism make this election more exciting than ever.

Read on in the ASJ Blog...

Yours,

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

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

A 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).

David Goldfield

 

 

CONTACT US

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

 

 

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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.

   

 

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