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Teacher Academy 2008

Lincoln’s Legacy: Nation Building, Democracy and the Question of Race and Civil Rights October 2–5, 2008

February 12, 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday. In anticipation of this event, the conference will explore the implications his presidency has had for the United States and the world in terms of nation building, democratic development and civil rights.

Background

The annual U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy provides up-to-date information on American society and values. The conference atmosphere is one of intense exchange with American specialists on interdisciplinary aspects of politics, economics, and American studies. Lectures and discussions will be in English.

Target Group

The Teacher Academy addresses secondary school teachers from all German states, in particular multipliers in the field of English and the Social Sciences, “Fachberater” and “Fachleiter”, secondary school curriculum planners, representatives of ministries of education, textbook writers, and educators. It also welcomes junior teachers (“Referendare”).

Organizers

The Teacher Academy is jointly organized by Dr. Jörg Nagler, Professor of North American History at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, and Dr. Martina Kohl, U.S. Embassy Berlin.

Local Partner

The Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.
Host: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Grabbe, Professor of British and American Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Director of the Center for United States Studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Accreditation (to be added)

Costs

The U.S. Embassy covers the costs for the program, the speakers, and most of room and board. Registered participants will have to cover their travel expenses and a conference fee of EUR 60.

Conference Contact


Dr. Martina Kohl
Cultural Affairs Specialist
U.S. Embassy
Cultural Section
Pariser Platz 2
10117 Berlin

Tel +49 (0)30 8305-2294
Fax +49 (0) 30 8305-2151
e-mail: KohlM@state.gov

 

Conference Site

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LOCATION OF THE TEACHER ACADEMY HAD TO BE CHANGED FOR ORGANIZATIONAL REASONS. The Teacher Academy will now take place at the

INSELHOTEL
Potsdam-Hermannswerder, 14473 Potsdam
Front Office: Fon +49 331 - 23 20 - 0
Fax +49 331 - 23 20 - 140
http://www.inselhotel-potsdam.de/

How to get there:
http://www.inselhotel-potsdam.com/de/anfahrt.html

Registration 

Registration was open until August 17. Applicants were notified by mid-September. Please don’t make any travel arrangements before you hear from us. Preference was given to applicants who intend to stay throughout the entire seminar.