Online Teachers Seminar: Rude Awakening? The American Dream and Its Reality




Wednesday, November 30th, 2022


Online via Click Meeting 


Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz
Butenschönstraße 2
67346 Speyer


Lehrer*innen aus Rheinland-Pfalz


Die Anmeldung erfolgt hier.

Falls für Ihre Freistellung vom Unterricht eine PL-Nummer verlangt wird und/oder Interesse an einer Teilnahmebestätigung des PL besteht, bitte melden Sie sich auch bei dem Pädagogischen Landesinstitut an. Eine Weitergabe Ihrer Daten zu diesen Zwecken erfolgt nicht.


From rags to riches, the land of neverending possibilities - many expressions exist to describe life in the United States as an "American Dream". For some, this dream is a way to create something out of nothing, where hard work will pay off and where individuals can determine their own future. Novels have been written about this topic, movies have been made and each year anew, students tackle the issue in school. Yet the question begs: To what degree is the American Dream a figment of our imagination? Who has access to this dream and what are structural barriers to achieving it? And what role does it play in the culture at large and the most American dream of all: Disneyland?

In this seminar, we will critically analyze and update our understanding of the American Dream and present new ways for students to engage with this topic.