Study Trips for American Teachers

Teachers from the US often lack knowledge about Germany. Atlantik-Brücke steps in to help.

German-American relations thrive not only on strategic political deliberations, but also on cultural and emotional connections. Laying a foundation for this makes most sense when done early, during school years. Many American teachers who teach 20th century German history have never been to Germany and convey an outdated or incomplete picture to their students. In order to give them an accurate impression of modern Germany, Atlantik-Brücke organizes study trips. The program consists of visits to museums and memorials, as well as meetings with German politicians, journalists and business representatives. Visits to BMW World or a brewery may be included in the trips, visits of German schools are, of course, at the top of the agenda. The participants often react deeply impressed and report that they directly incorporate their experiences into their lessons.

Study Trip for Social Studies Teachers 2013
From November 30 to December 8, 2013, fifteen teachers from Southern California participated in a study trip through Germany at the invitation of Atlantik-Brücke. The group visited Hamburg, Berlin, and Leipzig. Every year the Atlantik-Brücke invites a group of American social studies, German, and history teachers to participate in a week-long study trip to Germany. […]
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Study Trip for Social Studies Teachers 2014
Every year the Atlantik-Brücke invites a group of American teachers to participate in a week-long study trip to Germany. During this year’s trip from June 22 to 29, teachers from Texas and Oklahoma travelled to Frankfurt, Cologne, Bonn and Berlin. During their short, yet intensive stay in Germany the teachers got to know high-ranking leaders […]
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Study Trip for Social Studies Teachers 2015
Once a year, Atlantik-Bruecke invites a group of American social studies, history and German teachers to participate in a week-long study trip through Germany to get a comprehensive picture and understanding of the country. The different parts of the trip are carefully chosen by Atlantik-Bruecke and take the teachers to German schools, small and corporate […]
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Study Trip for Social Studies Teachers 2016
„It will take me the rest of the summer to process and fully understand the impact upon my teaching.” Kristin Schnerer, World Studies teacher, Start High School, Toledo, Ohio Fifteen American social studies and history teachers participated in this year’s study trip to Germany. From June 5-12, the teachers from Ohio travelled from Munich and […]
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