As an unusual school year is slowly coming to an end, I would like to touch base with you and give you an update on what is being planned on our side. We hope you will find the time to register for our events on Green Cities, hidden bias, and the new Biden/Harris administration’s agenda (details below).
1. Going Green – Education for Sustainability
The Going Green curriculum will remain available throughout the school year. My colleague at LIFE e.V., Katja Krüger, continues maintaining the platform and facilitating its use.
Please get in touch with her if you need a virtual classroom or for technical questions and advice: email@example.com
Though there won’t be a final event and competition this school year, we encourage you to upload the action plans unto Teach About US so we can share and celebrate your creative work. Also, keep following the blog written
by volunteer Mallory King. We are planning a relaunch of Going Green for the new school year (stay tuned!).
In the meantime, here is an invitation from our colleagues at the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig to a virtual roundtable (via Zoom) on Green Cities that you and your students might want to join:
* EVENT: The Future of Cities: Sustainable Development, Green Infrastructure and Autonomous Urbanism featuring U.S. researchers Dr. Jessica Hemingway and Peter Bird
Monday, April 19, 2021, 17:00-18:30
Join by ZOOM link
Details on TeachAboutUS.org.
2. bias – Film Screening and Discussion
In March we held a joint virtual teacher seminar instead of the traditional in-person seminars scheduled for Chemnitz, Berlin and Rostock. More than 200 teachers participated, and they responded enthusiastically to presentations
on how to address media literacy, raise awareness of hidden bias and confront cultural appropriation such as native American images by the far right. We are offering a follow-up program which should be of interest to
everybody, including your students:
* EVENT: a film screening of the documentary bias (flexible between May 8 and 12) and a discussion (May 11, 19:00) with the film maker, Robin Hauser. Check out the details and register via ZOOM soon!
3. New Biden/Harris Administration
For all who have participated in the U.S. Embassy School Election Project and are curious about the new administration’s agenda, please join us for the following virtual discussions
* EVENT (in German): 100 Tage im Weißen Haus -Die Biden/Harris Administration
Diskussion / via YouTube Live Stream
27. April 2021, 19:00-20:30 CEST
More info on TeachAboutUS.org and here: Amerikahaus München (no registration necessary).
4. MeetUS program
As many of you know, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates offer informal virtual exchanges as part of the MeetUS program. If you are interested in a virtual school visit, please get in touch with Heike Osterburg at the U.S.
Embassy. She will coordinate such meetings and connect you with her counterparts in the U.S. Consulates General. Our Embassy and Consulate colleagues would be delighted to discuss your students’ ideas and action plans,
or any other U.S.-related topic, for that matter. OsterburgHS@state.gov
With best wishes,
Dr. Martina Kohl