Results from the U.S. Embassy School Election Project 2012

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During the weeks leading up to the U.S. Presidential Election in fall 2012, over 1,400 German EFL students in more than 100 courses across the country participated in an interactive project to predict the outcome of the election. Each class was assigned a U.S. state to research and together their predictions formed a mock election of the U.S. President in the week prior to the actual elections. The result: These students’ predictions were more accurate than many polls published in U.S. national media. Moreover, their predictions were assembled in different categories of creative multimedia products, many of which were published online by the students themselves for the general web-audience. Below is a selection of some of these remarkable learner texts.
Original languageEnglish
Article number06
JournalAmerican Studies Journal
Issue number58
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 06.2014