NECESSITY BEGETS INGENUITY
Welcome! It's great to see you here!
When creating this website we set out to achieve two objectives. First, we wanted to take part in the 68th European Competition and present our diverse results in an appropriate way. Second, we wanted a place where we could share all the wonderful memories made through this international project.
"Wait! A EUROPEAN project. You are supposed to partner with another European nation. Who is your Geography teacher?" - You might want to add a few questions when looking at our website's logo. Yes, it resembles the official design, but somehow a new continent sneaked in.
Well, this was our intention! We are fully aware of the fact that we might be disqualified due to our collaboration with Americans (instead of other Europeans), but we are more than happy to take that risk. Please let us explain:
Drawing a clear picture of the European Union is not as easy as you might think. A geographic perspective, for instance, quickly leads us to places far away from the European continent - and, in fact, even to America. The so-called Eurovision Song Contest even includes Australia. So we can safely say that this approach doesn't help much. Instead, we decided to concentrate on the shared values inside the European Union, the most important of which are democracy, human rights, solidarity, peace and liberty.
We are convinced that these values are shared by people all over the world! As a consequence, a European project can also be carried out between American and German students. That's what we understand by thinking OUTSIDE THE BOX.
Did we gain your attention? Use the menu above to learn more about our creative team, a transatlantic delegation of students from Lakeshore High School (Stevensville, Michigan) and Gesamtschule Hardt (Mönchengladbach, NRW). Browse through the products that we created during our exciting virtual exchange.
Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand
Both American and German students thought about how to make the best of the current situation. Even though the next in-person exchange program linking our two schools is planned for this autumn, we decided to reconnect virtually in December 2020. We wanted to exchange views on our cultures, digest the current situation in a creative way, and motivate others to make the best of the pandemic.
Of course, we also spent a lot of time getting to know each other, talking about our hobbies, or chatting about our families. Well, a (digital) exchange isn't only about working, is it?
THE AMERICAN DELEGATION
THE GERMAN DELEGATION
ANY POST-COVID THOUGHTS? HERE THEY COME!
The digital era that we are in right now can be very enriching for all of us. Why not continue using online platforms and learning apps?
Shopping malls and cinemas should open, however.
A shout-out to Linn and Nadia for their second cartoon on the right and to Rhianna and Jonas for their contribution below.