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

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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.

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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? How does the country’s diversity influence stereotypes, culture, and daily life? And what effect has the Trump presidency had on immigration and on immigrants living 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.

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Detroit – Home of Henry Ford, the assembly line, and the »big three« auto manufactures, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. In the 1940s the city’s population swelled with an influx of immigrants looking to achieve the American dream by working in one of the numerous factories that dotted the landscape. Yet, within half a century, the factories closed, the population declined by 60 % and poverty and crime spread in the city. Come learn about the historic rise, dramatic decline, and possible rebirth of one of America’s most iconic cities.

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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.

A Turning Point in History? From 9 / 11 to Obama

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, America has changed considerably. Let’s have a look at the United States after 9/11: What decisions were made in the wake of the attack and what consequences did they have on both domestic and foreign policy? What are the enduring legacies of 9/11 and how have they influenced our world today? From the »Bush Doctrine« to »Obama’s Hope«, to the »Occupy« and »Tea Party« movements, this presentation will examine important political and societal topics and trends in this new era of American history.

America Made Great Again? From Obama to Trump

After Barack Obama’s election, hope was soon replaced by disappointment. The financial crisis hit Americans very hard, and a Republican Congress did not allow Obama to accomplish many of his goals during his presidency. New social movements like the Tea Party movement or #BlackLivesMatter, further divided the already torn country. 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. This presentation will have a look at policies and movements since Obama took office, examine the reasons for Trump’s success and give an outlook of what can be expected from his administration.