Founded in 2002, the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) is a public/private partnership that provides curriculum and study tour experiences relevant to contemporary Germany for specific multiplier groups in North America, including social studies educators, STEM educators, and workforce development professionals interested in the German apprenticeship model.
Through the storyline of a class trip to four locations in Germany, students will explore sustainability, renewable energy, climate change, and ecosystems. At each stop, a companion reader will give students more insight into each topic. They will also engage in various hands-on activities to discover STEM in Germany. This curriculum is intended for middle school STEM educators but can be adapted to fit many grades, ages, and learning outcomes.