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
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Option 1: Präsentation im DAZ
50 Euro Gebühr pro Präsentation
ab 25 Schüler*innen zahlt jede weitere Person 2 Euro
Die Höchstteilnehmerzahl liegt bei 55 Personen
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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 Jr. 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 throughout the U.S. The civil rights movement transformed the country through the persistent use of nonviolent strategies. But have African Americans finally achieved equal rights? The presentation will have a look at the history, the progress and the legacy of the civil rights movement.
#BlackLivesMatter – Racism and Political Activism in America Today
In 2008, the first black president was elected into office. But does that mean that Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for America has finally come true? The deaths of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police have shown that such a thought would be premature. Aside from police brutality, activists strongly criticize injustices against black people in various areas of society. The #BlackLivesMatter has emerged as a protest movement against systemic racism. This presentation will examine race relations in the U.S. today with a focus on the role of the Black Lives Matter movement in trying to create a more just society.
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.
St. Louis – The Growth and Decline of a City and its Successful Effort to Redefine Itself
As the 60th anniversary of the relationship between Stuttgart and St. Louis approaches, we will investigate the Midwestern city that was largely founded by Germans in the mid-19th century. With a rich and diverse history, St. Louis exemplified the »melting pot« of America, but German immigrants played a pivotal role in the rise of the city. Following WWII, St. Louis illustrates the story of many large industrial cities in the U.S.: incredible rise to dramatic fall. How does this happen? And how did the city manage to become one of the most relevant and vibrant cities in the Midwest again? We attempt to come up with answers by examining local and regional issues with those facing the entire nation.
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.
»Get off my lawn!« – The Role of Masculinity in Gran Torino
Join us as we explore the relationship between the main characters in Gran Torino, Walter Kowalski and Thao Vang Lor. Besides the themes of redemption and cultures clashing, Gran Torino also explores the role masculinity plays in shaping the life of an individual. These intricate and complicated themes are as topical today as ever before.
Gran Torino is part of the Abitur Schwerpunktthema The Ambiguity of Belonging.