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Webinar: Teaching the U.S. Elections 2020
April 29, 2020

Offered by Teach About US

The U.S. Embassy Berlin and the U.S. Consulates General in Germany, our principal
project partners Leuphana University Lüneburg and LIFE e.V., together with a
number of local and state partners will conduct the U.S. Embassy School
Election Project 2020
in the fall. This seminar will introduce potential
participants and future teachers to cutting-edge pedagogical approaches and
educational technologies. It will include input from an American expert on the U.S.

Due to concerns about the coronavirus and in order to enable a wider audience to
participate in this discussion, we invite you to join us via webinar. Please
register to join the conversation and take part in the Q&A with the faculty.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing
information about joining the webinar.

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Date:                     May 27, 2020

Time:                     16:00-17:30

Language:            English 

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moderated by Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin


the U.S. Elections 2020 – Campaigning and Voting in Times of the Corona Health

Dr. David Goldfield, Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History, University of North
Carolina, Charlotte


Teach About US – Innovative Ways of Teaching English: The Election Project 2020

Joannis Kaliampos, Program Manager, Teach About
, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Project goals

The U.S. Embassy School Election Project is designed to promote a better
understanding of the U.S. presidential election process. The project links numerous
schools in Germany with partner schools in the United States. Many teachers and
students in Germany work with their American counterparts and through the
program to research the political viewpoints in their particular adopted state.
Students not only learn about the foundation of American democracy, they build
one-on-one relationships with the people who form it.

The U.S. Embassy School Election Project was awarded the renowned Hans-Eberhard-Piepho
Prize for Ideas in Communicative Language Teaching in 2013


Dr. David Goldfield

Lee Bailey Prof. of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

A native of Memphis, he grew up in Brooklyn and attended
the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of sixteen books
including two, Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers (1982) and Black, White,
and Southern
(1991), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in history, and America
Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
(2011). His newest book, The
Gifted Generation
, about life and the transformation of American politics
after the Second World War (2017) was described by NPR as one of the “great
books to hunker down with in 2018.” Goldfield is the Editor of the Journal of
Urban History. He serves as Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of
American Historians and as an expert witness in voting rights cases. He is Past
President of the Southern Historical Association (2012-2013).


Joannis Kaliampos

in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Leuphana University Lüneburg

Kaliampos is the educational project manager and teacher trainer for the
project Teach About US which includes the award-winning U.S. Embassy School Election
Project (Hans Eberhard Piepho Prize 2013) and Going Green – Education for Sustainability
project (“Ausgezeichnete Orte – Land der Ideen” 2015). He received a
Staatsexamen degree in English and History (Gymnasium) from Justus Liebig
University Gießen. He has held teaching positions at a secondary school
(Lahntalschule Lahnau), in the German program of the University of Arkansas –
Fort Smith (Fulbright scholarship), and as writing consultant for international
students (Justus Liebig University Gießen). Joannis Kaliampos is currently
completing a PhD on learner task perceptions in blended learning EFL projects.