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11/06/2020 | 16:00 EST | Online event

INVITATION TO LIVE-WEBINAR : "Reading Margaret Atwood: Cultural interpretation in the classroom" November 6, 2020" 4 p.m.

The Education Program at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin invites teachers, trainee teachers and student teachers to a webinar on the topic “Reading Margaret Atwood: Cultural interpretation in the classroom”.

It’s all about literature for us these days as we are celebrating Canada's presence as Guest of Honour at the "Special Edition" of Frankfurt Book Fair 2020! 

In the webinar on November 6, 2020, we would like to take you into the world of Margaret Atwood, one of Canada’s most famous authors, whose novel "The Handmaid's Tale" has long since found its way into many English courses. 

Now, with her novel "The Testaments", the long-awaited and highly acclaimed sequel has been released! In cooperation with our partners Jutta Brendemuehl and Cornelsen-Verlag, we have published our latest teaching material, and we would like to present it to you in this webinar. 

We are gladly looking forward to the contributions of renowned Atwood experts and of dedicated teachers, who will share their knowledge with you and prepare you for bringing Margaret Atwood into your classroom: 

Caroline Rosenthal - Professor of American Studies at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena - will contribute important background knowledge on Margaret Atwood and her works and share with us her thoughts on "The Testaments" from a current scientific perspective. 

Verena Plomer - Teacher, lecturer and author at Klett-Sprachen - will provide insight into her extensive experience in teaching Margaret Atwood and inspire you with new ideas for practical use.  

Matthias Dickert - Teacher at Grimmelshausen Gymnasium - reports on his practical teaching experiences with our material. His class even provides some results of the teaching unit for our webinar. Many thanks for this!

The Education Program team will also provide you with insider tips on free digital Canadian platforms where you can find a wide range of inspiration to supplement your lessons or to prepare your own lesson on Margaret Atwood. 

The webinar will be held in English.

Please use the following link to register. We look forward to this virtual meeting with you.

Your Education Program at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin 

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