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.

Ihre Ansprechpartnerin für die Präsentationen: Kathrin Büttner

Option 1: Digitale Präsentation

Unsere digitalen Präsentationen dauern 60 – 90 Minuten (nach Absprache) inklusive Zeit für Fragen und Diskussion.
Sie finden als digitale Online-Seminare via Zoom statt. Bei Bedarf kann eine andere Plattform genutzt werden.
Die digitalen Präsentationen werden vorübergehend bis Ende dieses Programms (Schuljahr 2020/21) kostenfrei angeboten.

Option 2: Präsentation im DAZ*

*Diese Option ist zur Zeit leider nicht buchbar.

50 Euro Gebühr pro Präsentation
ab 25 Schüler*innen zahlt jede weitere Person 2 Euro
Die Höchstteilnehmerzahl liegt bei 55 Personen

Bitte beachten Sie: Das DAZ befindet sich im obersten Stockwerk des Alten Waisenhauses und ist nur nach Vorankündigung barrierefrei zugänglich, da es keinen öffentlichen Aufzug gibt. Wenn Sie Schüler*innen mit eingeschränkter Mobilität in Ihrer Klasse haben, geben Sie uns bitte im Vorfeld Bescheid, damit wir einen barrierefreien Zugang ermöglichen können.

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

*Diese Option ist zur Zeit leider nicht buchbar.

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

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

*Diese Option ist zur Zeit leider nicht buchbar.

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.

Going Abroad – Ab in die USA

Viele Jugendliche träumen davon, neue Kulturen kennenzulernen und den American Way of Life hautnah zu erleben. Während und nach der Schulzeit gibt es viele Möglichkeiten, sich diesen Traum zu erfüllen. Ob High School, Au Pair, Freiwilligendienst oder vieles mehr: wir informieren über Voraussetzungen, Planung und Kosten für einen Auslandsaufenthalt.
Je nach Interessenlage und Alter der Jugendlichen können zwei unterschiedliche Präsentationen – High-School-Jahr oder Gap-Year – gebucht werden. Wir kommen gerne in Ihren Unterricht oder auch zu Aktionstagen und Projektwochen.

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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? 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 George Floyd, Breonna Taylor (and countless others) at the hands of police proved otherwise and served as the spark that has reignited the #BlackLivesMatter protests. Aside from police brutality, activists strongly criticize injustices against black people in various areas of society. 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.

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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.

A Dead End? Guns and Gun Control in the U.S.

The discussion about gun control has been a key issue in the U.S. for a long time now. With guns come violence, mass shootings and deaths, but for many Americans, owning a gun is a fundamental right. On the other hand, protests for stricter gun control and laws grow, especially among young Americans. In this presentation we will examine the history of guns, the demographics of gun ownership, and the politics of gun legislation in the U.S. We will also focus on current arguments and discuss why the debate seems to be at a dead end.

St. Louis – Growth, Decline and Rebirth of a City

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.

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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.

American Government at Times of Crisis

The last few years have presented unprecedented challenges to the United States. The impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the COVID pandemic, and the storming of the U.S. Capitol took a toll on the American institutions. This presentation will offer you a short overview of how the American government works in general before examining the effects the different crises have had on the political system. We will conclude by asking if the institutions are prepared to weather the next challenges of the 21st century and explore ways in which they may need to reform.

The Divided States of America? – An Analysis of the Political Development in the U.S.

Americans are deeply divided. The tense climate of the past few years has widened and intensified the political divide and not just between Democrats and Republicans. On issues ranging from the role of government and migrants in American society, to racial equality and gender identity, this presentation will explore the reasons for these fissures. Has America been this divided before? Will President Biden be able to unify the country as he promised at his inauguration speech? We will address these questions and explore ideas that could bring the country back together.

The Ambiguity of Belonging in Gran Torino

The film Gran Torino explores racism and intercultural conflict through the character of Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski and the Hmong teenager Thao. Besides the issues of redemption and cultures clashing, the film also addresses the role masculinity plays in shaping the life of an individual. In this presentation we will discuss the key themes of the film.
Gran Torino is part of the Abitur Schwerpunktthema »The Ambiguity of Belonging«.