Teachers to study in GermanyThe North Dakota School Boards Association and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, in cooperation with Atlantik-Brucke, announce an opportunity for social studies and history teachers to apply for a study tour of Germany from June 26-July 9.
The North Dakota School Boards Association and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, in cooperation with Atlantik-Brucke, announce an opportunity for social studies and history teachers to apply for a study tour of Germany from June 26-July 9.
The purpose of the trip is to deepen the teachers’ knowledge about German/American relations, the Holocaust and post-World War II Germany, and to promote a better understanding between the United States and Germany.
The study tour is an all-expense-paid trip to Germany for 10 North Dakota social studies or history teachers to be chosen by competitive application. The intensive two-week program includes meeting with educators, political leaders and business people.
North Dakota teachers will have unique access to representatives of German institutions such as the Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry of Economics and German corporations and universities. Travel itinerary includes visits to the cities of Hildesheim, Berlin, Dresden and Frankfurt, with a tour of Sachsenhausen, the former Nazi concentration camp north of Berlin.
The Berlin-based Atlantik-Brucke, founded in 1952 as a private, nonpartisan organization, seeks to strengthen understanding of Germany in the United States. Over the years it has developed into Germany’s key transatlantic institution, with a broad spectrum of economic, political and social programs that involve top-level decision makers, high ranking military officers, leaders of business and industry, teachers, young leaders and high school students.
Atlantik-Brucke reaches thousands of people every year through its study trips, conferences, workshops, lecture series, and award ceremonies. More than 600 American teachers from various states have participated in this study tour to date including trips by teachers from North Dakota in 2006 and 2008.
Application materials are available at the North Dakota School Boards Association Web site at: www.nds ba.org.