Teach About U.S. // Newsletter June / Juli 2022

Teach About U.S. // Newsletter June / Juli 2022

by Katja Krüger -
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Newsletter June / July 2022

Dear Teachers,

The school year is ending, and we can look back at an eventful year. As part of the Going Green – Education for Sustainability project, we invited several guest speakers to address pressing issues when it comes to combating climate change and climate injustice. The videos are still up in case you would like to watch the discussions or use parts of them in the classroom in the new school year:


Going Green Awards 2022

We concluded the Going Green project cycle and are proud to announce this year’s awardees. You can check them out on TAUS


Screenshot plastic song on YouTube

The Award in the category Best Environmental Song is awarded to the OSZ Teltow Fläming (LK 11). Teacher: Patrick Emmelmann.


The Transatlantic Partnership Award goes to Louise-Henriette-Gymnasium (12 LK Economics) and Ozark High School. Teachers: Jens Rösener and Jessica Culver.

bee hotel

The Award for the Best Eco-Friendly Project is awarded to the Marie-Curie-Gymnasium Bönen (7A). Teacher: Karsten Brill.


Fotos of collecting waste

The Award for the Most Creative Project in Waste Art is awarded to Louise-Henriette-Gymnasium (12 GK Economics) and Ozark High School. Teachers: Jens Rösener and Jessica Culver.


Congratulations to all winner and a big thank-you to the teachers and students who participated!
 #Competition  #GoingGreen


Plans for the New School Year

We are in the process of finishing a new module on “Youth Participation and Sustainability.” The module introduces students to environmental activism and discusses the role of civil society and civic engagement in combating climate change. Two other modules on “Green Energy” and “Environmental Justice” are currently under development.

Check out the new modules in the course of the summer on Teach About US. Should you be interested in becoming one of our pilot program teachers, we would welcome your feedback. Please send us an e-mail if you would like to test the modules.

New Partnership

Going Green: Education for Sustainability has joined Scientix – the largest community for science education in Europe. Scientix supports English language teachers by:

  • providing a large resource repository on teaching materials on environmental sciences and sustainability;

  • connecting you with different schools across Europe and get involved in Scientix projects;

  • offering workshops, conferences, and professional development training webinars.


We will take a break on the TAUS Blog for the summer. Should you have students who would like to contribute to the blog, please encourage them to send in their texts.

Wrapping UP the School year

This is our last newsletter before the summer break. We wish you an enjoyable summer and look forward to working with you again in the new school year!

Best wishes,

Dr. Martina Kohl and Katja Krüger

Prof. Dr. Torben Schmidt and Taieb Oussaifi



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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