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Original TitleTeach About U.S. Handbook: The U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2020. Teacher's Handbook and Printable Worksheets
Kinds of DataCorpora / Editions / Collections
Context Materials / Supporting information
Resource TypeCollection
CreatorKaliampos, Joannis  0000-0002-1151-8679 (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Schmidt, Torben  0000-0001-6579-2115 (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Kohl, Martina  0000-0001-5138-9528 (U.S. Embassy Berlin)
Oussaifi, Taieb (Institute of English Studies (IES), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Ernst, Karin (Life e.V.)
Krüger, Katja (Life e.V.)
King, Mallory L. (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Schmidt, Janina (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Arboleda, Patricio Suárez (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg  02w2y2t16)
Description of the DatasetThis resource is a comprehensive course on U.S. Elections tailored for intermediate to upper-intermediate English language learners. It comprises the handbook accompanied by a set of printable worksheets. In addition to the materials from the 2020 project cycle, there are also supplementary materials available from the project cycles 2012 and 2016. While these materials are part of the project, it is important to note that they are not directly related to the election year 2020. Nevertheless, they could prove valuable for conducting comparative analyses, offering insights from different timeframes. The course is structured around the theme of U.S. Presidential Elections, guiding students to explore and analyze a specific U.S. state in depth. Through intensive research and investigation, students delve into various aspects of the chosen state, including its voting history, economy, culture, demographics and political landscape. This comprehensive exploration empowers learners to develop a nuanced understanding of the state's unique characteristics and its potential voting patterns. Within the handbook, a wide range of engaging language activities is provided, encompassing reading comprehension, speaking opportunities, research and writing assignments. These activities are strategically designed to reinforce English language proficiency while simultaneously fostering critical thinking skills, cultural awareness, and deeper understanding of the U.S. political system. The inclusion of open-source texts and materials enriches the learning experience and exposes students to authentic and diverse sources of information such as news articles, transcribed speeches, interviews, H5P videos, official government websites and historical documents related to U.S. Elections and politics. This exposure enhances learners' language proficiency by immersing them in real-world language usage and providing valuable insights into the intricacies of American politics. Accompanying the handbook, the dataset features of a set of printable worksheets that complement the course content. These worksheets provide learners with additional practice opportunities to reinforce language skills, improve their knowledge, apply critical analysis and make informed predictions about the voting preferenes of the chosen state based on their research findings.
MethodsAnalysis of text documents
Further information: Curriculum Development
KeywordsEnglisch; Sprachenlernen; Interkulturelles Lernen; Politische Bildung; Schulprojekt; Unterrichtsmaterial; Wahlen; Demokratie; Englischunterricht; Fremdsprachenerwerb; Interkulturelle Kompetenz; Sprachkompetenz; Politisches Bewusstsein; Blended Learning; English; Foreign Language; Language Learning; Intercultural Learning; Political Education; School Project; Teaching Material; Elections; Democracy; English Lessons; Intercultural Competence; Language Competence; Political Awareness; Blended Learning
Thematic ClassificationFremdsprachendidaktik
GeolocationCountry: Germany; United States of America
NotesThe handbook is available in both PDF and Word formats. The Word format is an additional resource allowing teachers to tailor the teaching materials and activities according to their needs and preferences.
Publication Year2023
Published byMedien- und Informationszentrum, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Superordinate Data Collection Teach About U.S. Handbook Course
Related Resources Relations of the dataset
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U.S. Embassy_School_Election_Project_2020_(Handbook).pdf
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U.S. Embassy_School_Election_Project_2020_(Manual_and_Printable Worksheets).pdf
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U.S. Elections
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U.S. Election_Project_2016_Materials_Preview.pdf
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