U. S. Topics for School Classes You give us a topic – we design the workshop! Our native English teachers combine group and research work, discussion rounds and presentations to put together an exciting program for you. Your students will gain intensive insights and in-depth knowledge on the respective topics, while at the same time practicing and refining their English language skills. Possible topics: – The American Dream – Immigrants – Civil Rights/Slavery – American Environmentalism – Economic Inequality in America – The War on Terror – Gender/LGBTQ – Race/Ethnics – Split Society, Populist Movements Other topics on request. Venue: Library of the DAI Heidelberg Duration: 3 hours (morning) Costs: 3,50 € per pupil, minimum amount 70 € We look forward to receiving your request by e-mail! Notice: Please also check out our new digital wokshops, which are ideally suited for your distance learning needs. On request, our native English speakers will also visit your school. We will be happy to meet your topic requirements and put together an individual package for you. The costs here usually vary somewhat and are based on the duration of the workshop (at least 2 school hours) and the distance of the school from our location in Heidelberg. NEW: Our digital workshop “The DIVIDED States of America” Due to the Corona pandemic, workshops at DAI and at your school are currently very limited. We are very pleased to be able to offer you an interactive PowerPoint presentation with video and audio files with our digital workshop for high school students. Ideal for your distance learning as well! Request by e-mail now! You can work on the presentations individually created by our teachers together with your class in class. Group work as well as open discussions still have a large part in this. In addition to the link to the presentation, as a teacher you will receive a Guide to the Presentation, on which answer options or examples are given and which will guide you through the presentation. Using the Feedback Tool, you and your students will have the opportunity to submit questions and ideas in writing to the respective teacher and receive feedback. Extending the workshops to include a digital Q&A session with our teacher is also possible. We look forward to receiving your request by e-mail! Content & Workshop Outline: The political thriller of the year has ended smoothly, as many see it. Joe Biden is the new president of the USA. However, Donald Trump, with 47.3%, has also been able to rally almost half of the Americans eligible to vote behind him. This shows vividly how strong the division of the USA actually is. We cover in detail: Election Recap Maps, Congressional Races, Exit Polls Polarization in the US Populism In the US, Abroad Group Work Photo Analysis, Interpretation Bonus Discussion To address the students directly, our teachers have prepared the topic content vividly in videos. In addition, the content is conveyed with graphics and audio files. Also in our digital workshop, interactivity and group work are the most important pillars. Here you can see more excerpts from the workshop: Venue: Available digitally via correspondence course or at your school Duration: ca. 90 Minutes Costs: 2 € per student, minimum amount 40 € You are interested? Write us an e-mail! New program for 6th & 7th grade Specifically for 6th and 7th grade students, we offer a U.S. Topics workshop on “American Holidays and Celebrations.” Why is the Chicago River dyed green every year on March 17? On what day do U.S. citizens put mayonnaise in their toothpaste? And what does “Mele Kalikimaka” actually mean? The workshop begins with a scavenger hunt through the DAI library, where the children also learn about the library system. Next, there will be a presentation on major U.S. vacations and vacations, followed by the popular American quiz “Jeopardy.” Finally, hot chocolate or homemade lemonade will be served, depending on the preference and season. Request now by email!