This seminar for teachers will examine ways to integrate new methodology and American-related resources into the classroom.

The Teaching Frontier: Hands-on Methodology and Resources for Teaching about the US and Canada

Teacher Training / Registration fee: 10€ / Please register via our registration form


Teaching about North America can feel like you just have time to scrape the surface – the US is a melting pot, guns control is complicated, and Canada is a friendly neighbor to the north with mounted policemen. But looking beyond the stereotypes and myths that enshroud this continent is required as part of a Global Citizenship curriculum, so where to begin with getting past the surface? Available materials can seem endless, but at times it may not seem like many resources offer ways to truly engage students of particular ages in breaking down assumptions.

This hands-on training seminar will highlight some resources from a variety of media to give you fresh ideas for teaching about North America for a variety of age levels and curriculum points. Non-canon literature, films, free tools and other resources will be discussed both from a cultural and from a teaching perspective. Resources have been chosen specifically for their ability to address critical literacy and multicultural views of North America and how to reconsider and discuss about the topics from our transatlantic, global perspective.



 9.00 Global citizenship in the classroom, North America, & digital and online tools

10.30 Coffee Break

11.00 Redefining the literary canon: a diverse North America through graphic novels

11.45 YouTube in the classroom? Resources and Methods

12.30 Life lessons in project form – combining materials and resources for specific age groups

13.00 Open Discussion and Hands-on testing of digital tools and other resources

14.00 End


Speaker: Sarah Martin, M.A., Information & Research, Amerikahaus

Registration fee: € 10


Please register via our registration form

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Contact: Sarah Martin

Organizer:  Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations


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