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Vote for it – U.S. midterm elections

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Zwischenwahlen in den USA einfach erklärt

What is the U.S. Congress and why is it important? Who is up for election during this year’s midterms? And what does all of this have to do with President Donald Trump?

On November 6, American voters will decide who controls the House of Representatives and the Senate for the next two years – Republicans or Democrats. If Republicans maintain their majority, it will be far easier for the Republican president to push through his agenda. If, however, Democrats gain control of one or both chambers, policy making could become more difficult. This is why midterm elections are often considered a vote for (or against) the president, even though he himself is not up for election.

This 90-minute workshop aims to provide students with basic knowledge of the political system in the U.S., with an emphasis on the upcoming 2018 Midterm Elections. Students will characterize the powers and duties of Congress and have the opportunity to discuss top policy issues from an American perspective, while also forming their own opinions.

Termine: 8. Oktober bis 6. November 2018
Anmeldeschluss: 23. September 2018

  • Leitperspektive: Bildung für Toleranz und Akzeptanz von Vielfalt
  • I-Kompetenz: Gesellschaft, Politisches System
  • P-Kompetenz: Urteilskompetenz, Interkulturelle kommunikative Kompetenz, Funktionale kommunikative Kompetenz
  • Ziel:Ablauf und Bedeutung der Zwischenwahlen beschreiben; das politische System und die Parteienlandschaft in den USA charakterisieren; politische Positionen vergleichen und den Wahlkampf gestalten
  • Sprachniveau: B1
  • Zeit: 90 Minuten
  • Klassenstufe: ab Klasse 10
  • Teilnahmezahl: ab 12 Personen

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