Das Besondere an unseren America Explained-Präsentationen ist die Mischung aus unterrichtsrelevanten Inhalten und interkultureller Erfahrung. US-amerikanische Referentinnen und Referenten geben den Schulklassen in interaktiven Vorträgen die Möglichkeit, ihr Wissen über die USA zu vertiefen und über die verschiedensten Aspekte aus Politik, Geschichte und Kultur der USA ins Gespräch zu kommen.
Die Präsentationen dauern 90 Minuten inklusive Zeit für Fragen und Diskussion. Sie können mit Ihren Klassen entweder zu uns ins DAZ kommen oder die Referenten an Ihre Schule einladen. Termine für die Präsentationen können individuell vereinbart werden. Die Kosten variieren nach Veranstaltungsort

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin für die Präsentationen: Kathrin Büttner

Option 1: Präsentation im DAZ

Eintritt: 2 Euro pro Schülerin und Schüler
Mindestteilnehmerzahl: 12 Jugendlichen

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Option 2: Präsentation an der Schule (VVS-Tarifzone 1– 3)

80 Euro Gebühr pro Präsentation zzgl. Fahrtkosten
ab 40 Personen: jeder weitere Jugendliche 2 Euro

Option 3: Präsentation an der Schule (ab VVS-Tarifzone 4)

100 Euro Gebühr pro Präsentation zzgl. Fahrtkosten
ab 50 Personen: jeder weitere Jugendliche 2 Euro

Ab Klasse 8

The Latino Experience

When people from Latin America come to the U.S., they dream of creating a better life for themselves and their families. The speaker’s parents shared this dream when they came to the United States from Mexico before his birth. Born and raised in Chicago, Pedro Jimenez will talk about his observations and experiences growing up as a second-generation immigrant. In a personal and very interactive presentation, he will also touch on the current situation of immigrants as well as Mexican culture and lifestyle in the United States.

Teenage Life in the U.S.

The everyday life of American teenagers – is it just like in the movies? Let’s take a closer look together: What is the American school system like and what activities are American teenagers involved in? Does everyone want to be a cheerleader or football player, and what is the fuss about Homecoming and Prom? Come join us for an interactive look at what really happens inside of America’s classrooms and what it is like to grow up in the United States of America.

Ab Klasse 9


The »melting pot« has been a metaphor for U.S. society ever since the first immigration waves. When Europeans came to Ellis Island in the late 19th century, they sought a life of political and religious freedom as well as better economic opportunities. But what was the reality of immigration to the U.S. like? How have immigration and its meaning for the United States changed over time? This presentation will examine how the country’s diversity influences stereotypes, cultures and daily life and what effect the Trump presidency has had on immigration in the United States.

The African American Civil Rights Movement

»Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!« Martin Luther King expressed this vision for African Americans in the middle of a long, hard fight for equality. Only half a century ago, segregation between black and white Americans was a reality not only in the Southern United States but throughout the U.S. 50 years later, the first black president was elected into office. But have African Americans finally achieved equal rights? The presentation will have a look at both the history and the ongoing struggle including current movements like #BlackLivesMatter.

Ab Klasse 10

U.S. Pop Culture and Media Influence

In a continually globalizing world, society is ever-changing and heavily influenced by pop culture and mass media. A significant part of this influence comes from the United States. Whether we are aware of it or not, the decisions we make every day are shaped by what we consume through the media. From the beginning to its prominence today, this presentation will take an in-depth look into the positive and negative effects of media and pop culture and how individuals can learn to be more conscious of its force.

Ab Klasse 11

U.S. Foreign Policy – The Global Role of the United States

»Superpower«, the »World’s Policeman«, or even the »Leader of the Free World«: Do these terms still describe the United States’ role in world politics today? How has the United States historically approached foreign policy and how has it changed since Donald Trump became President? What are the major goals of U.S. foreign policy today? We will provide an overview for students to help clarify the far-reaching and often complex actions in international relations.

The U.S. Presidential Election 2020

How does a democracy in a country as large as the United States actually work? Have you ever wondered just how the President of the United States is elected? Or what the Electoral College or a Primary Race means? We will answer these questions and many more! As the U.S. gears up for its next Presidential election, let’s take a look at the parties’ standpoints on important issues, the candidates’ campaign promises and Donald Trump’s chances of being reelected.

America Made Great Again? An Analysis of Donald Trump’s Presidency

A heated 2016 election campaign made populism and fake news new major factors in politics and – to the surprise of most people – led to Donald Trump’s election. Which of his promises has the president put into action? What are the most challenging issues facing America at the moment? This presentation will have a look at policies and movements since President Trump took office, highlight some of the greatest controversies of his term and give an outlook of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for the 2020 elections.